MUDA to call fresh tenders for its 3 ambitious projects

 
The other two projects are the proposed commercial complexes at Urva Stores and Urva Market. The MUDA is going to call fresh tenders since no qualified agencies have shown interest in bidding in response to the previous tenders. This has been termed as a recession effect. “Though one agency came forward to take up the tender of the Hampankatta car parking-cum-commercial complex project, it did not qualify in the technical bid. There were no responses at all for the other two projects,” MUDA Commissioner P G Ramesh told Deccan Herald.

The Authority had invited national bids for the proposed projects on January 9, 2009, and the interested agencies could apply within the next two months.  The three projects had been envisaged in two packages, i.e., the Rs 32 crore-Hampankatta complex in the first package and Rs 15 core-Urva Stores complex and Rs 10 crore-Urva Market complex in the second package.

The complex at Urva Stores will come up at an area of 0.88 acre, while the other one at Urva Market will come up at an area of 0.68 acre. Bangalore-based Infrastructure Development Corporation of Karnataka (IDECK) is the consultant for the MUDA.

Additional land sought

Ramesh said the MUDA has written to the Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) requesting it to acquire 0.45 acre additional land near Hampankatta old bus stand for the car parking-cum-commercial complex.

“If the land is acquired from the buildings constructed in L shape (Light House Hill Road and K S Rao Road), we can get a total of 2 acre land. Now, the existing plan for the complex (1.52 acre area) need to be changed and hence fresh tender for this project will take some more time,” he explained.

As per the proposed plan, the car parking complex would accommodate over 300 cars. However, if the Authority is able to get an additional 0.45 acre at the old bus stand, the project and its capacity will also get enlarged. All the three projects are coming up on public-private partnership. The complexes will be assigned to the private agencies on a 30 year-lease and the revenue will be shared by the MUDA and the MCC on 50:50 basis.

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