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Metro vendors seek BMRCL's intervention over dues

Bangalore, August 26, 2013, DHNS:

Vendors, including soil-disposal contractors, equipment and tools suppliers etc involved in the Namma Metro’s Chickpet underground station work, on Monday, demanded the intervention of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to ensure payment of their dues.

The vendors said that they were engaged to work for BUMI Geo-Engineering Limited between December 2012 and the first week of May 2013 and had not been paid about Rs one crore for their services.

“This has been the problem as BUMI has now stopped work and handed over the site to the parent contractor, Coastal-TTS, due to their incapacity,” Giridhar M of the Srinidhi Projects, one of the vendor companies told Deccan Herald.


Stating that BUMI, following a meeting on June 18, had said that Coastal-TTS would make their payments, Giridhar said: “They were supposed to encash the bank guarantee and pay us.”

Post-dated cheques

He said the vendors were issued post-dated cheques dated July 11 but that it was later decided that they would pay them by the due date.

“Nothing happened. The cheques bounced,” he said, adding that they have since stopped all their work at the project site.

On Monday, the vendors protested outside the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited office, where an official has promised them to sort out the issue out in a month’s time.

However, Giridhar said that they could wait only for 15 days. “We work with small margins and if huge payments like these get withheld, it takes away our ability to work on other projects,” he said.

“Our payments have been due for one year. Why should it take a month for the bank guarantee to be encashed. It generally takes only one working day,” he said.

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