Hyderabad: Delay in repayment to service providers restrains pre-monsoon jobs
Hyderabad: The non-payment of costs of previous jobs to service providers is impinging the pre-monsoon operate in the city. Further, the service providers are overlooking the tender procedure called by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation as much of them have actually not obtained the costs for jobs which they have actually accomplished previously.
A couple of months back, the public body had actually asked for tenders for the building and construction of open canals and also drain jobs. However, not a solitary professional had actually responded to it. And currently after 6 months, the Municipal Corporation has actually once again called tenders for the exact same jobs. This time as well, there has actually been no feedback from the service providers.
When The Hans India talked with a couple of service providers, they stated that they were not able to occupy jobs as the GHMC had actually unclear the costs of jobs accomplished formerly. The public body is yet to clear pending costs to the song of Rs 1,000 crore. Further, walk in costs of building and construction product has actually additionally made the tenders expensive for the service providers.
One of the GHMC service providers, Mohan Reddy stated, “We have submitted the bills of previous works carried out last year to the GHMC, but not received the payment yet.”
He additionally declared that the GHMC was still adhering to the costs of 2020, and also post-pandemic there has actually been a sharp rise in costs of building and construction product. “The GHMC officials even after bidding twice have not increased the price of tender. Even after third bidding also, the authorities fail to hike the price.”
Surender Singh, basic assistant, GHMC Contractors Association stated, “People as well as the GHMC suffer if contractors do not carry out works. Currently, 339 tenders have been submitted by the GHMC, of which, 181 have been called for tenders. If the works need to be done before the monsoon, the GHMC has to increase the price and immediately complete the tender calling process by clearing the previous bills of all contractors.”
Adding that all downpour prep work functions like canal building and construction, drain, desilting of nalas and also others were pending in the city, he stated that the drain functions which are meant to be finished prior to the downpour begins have actually not yet started in several locations.