BMC: 6000 crores for concreting roads, claims to make Mumbai pothole-free in two years

m. Ta. Special Representative, Mumbai : Due to poor response from contractors, tenders for street works which have been canceled a month in the past have been re-invited. On Thursday, the Mumbai Municipal Corporation has floated new tenders value Rs 6,079 crore for about 400 km of roads in town and suburbs. This tender course of will take a month, after which the contractor might be appointed. Road concreting might be elevated to make Mumbai pothole free in two years.

On August 2, 2022, the municipal administration had invited tenders value Rs 5800 crore for cement concreting of 400 km lengthy roads. Some massive contractors who failed to fulfill the phrases and situations laid down in the tender course of turned their backs on the tender. Hence this tender was canceled on 1st November, 2022. Now the tenders embrace one for Mumbai City, one for Eastern Suburbs and three for Western Suburbs. “Many of the outdated phrases and situations have been retained whereas implementing the brand new tender course of. Additional commissioner of the municipality P. Velrasu mentioned.

A situation to use ‘porous’ concrete know-how has been included in the brand new tender. This know-how might be used on the pavement. A function of this know-how is that it absorbs street water. The municipal officers mentioned that the issue of potholes might be solved completely. It has been mentioned that the situations akin to publishing the QR code on the barricade put in on the work website, repairing the roads for the following 10 years after the completion of the work will stay in place.

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Expenditure elevated by 12 %

The tenders known as earlier by the municipality have been known as in accordance to the charges of 2018. Due to the rise in the price of cement, iron, metal and all different mandatory uncooked supplies, the contract quantity of the work in the brand new tendering course of has elevated by about 10 to 12 % over a interval of 4 years.

Crore flights for roads


KM: 72

Expenditure: 1233 Crore 11 Lakh 99 Thousand Rs.

Eastern Suburbs

KM : 70

Expenditure: 846 Crore 17 Lakh 61 thousand Rs.

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Western Suburbs

KM : 253.65

Expenditure: Part 1: 1631 Crore 19 Lakh 18 Thousand Rs.

Part 2 : 1145 Crores 18 Lakh 92 Thousand Rs.

Part 3 : 123 Crore 84 Lakh 83 Thousand Rs.

Total : 6079 crore 52 lakh 54 thousand Rs.

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