TMC to seek legal opinion on tainted BMC contractors
MOST OF THE BMC CONTRACTORS HAVE TAKEN CONTRACT OF CIVIL WORK IN THANE
THANE: The contractors who cheated the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) may even cheat the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), said the standing committee members in the meeting held on Friday.
The committee stuck to its demanding of blacklisting these contractors in Thane too. The civic administration had asked the standing committee to pass a resolution if they want the contractors to be blacklisted.
The committee later decided to take legal consultation regarding them.
NCP corporator Yogesh Jankar took up the issue of blacklisted contractors. He said, “There is no guarantee that the contractors who have cheated BMC will not cheat the TMC. We should also blacklist them as they are handling major projects in the city.”
Explaining the procedure, a civic of ficial requesting anonymity claimed, “The contractor is served notice if he delays a project. If the project is further delayed even after the notice too, he is blacklisted.”
Sanjay Waghule, chairman of the committee, added, “The two contractors have completed more than 10 per cent of the project. If they are blacklisted at this phase, it will affect the developmental work in the city. We will take legal guidance regarding the issue and decide against the tainted contractors.”
Following the revelation of irregularities and substandard work, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta blacklisted many contractors recently.
Most of these contractors have also taken contract of civil work in Thane. Few are also listed in the Thane Municipal Corporation’s list of contractors. Among the six blacklisted by the BMC, two of them, MJ Kumar and RPS infrastructure have important projects in Thane.