TMC to seek legal opin­ion on tainted BMC con­trac­tors

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol


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.

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