13 firms to test quality of projects

Last Updated : 04 November 2009, 19:18 IST

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Call up any of the 13 approved Material Testing Laboratories in the City to ascertain if the road has been constructed without any quality control.
The BBMP has released a list of the 13 testing agencies which the citizens can consult to check quality of the developmental works.

Material testing
Citizens can take the material with prior approval from the supervising engineer to these companies as and when doubts about the quality arises.
“The supervising engineer just has to approve that the material has been taken from the ongoing project,” said a Palike official. While the BBMP has not fixed any charges, the rates for testing is believed to be placed at a nominal price.
Besides citizens, the material testing companies will also be used by all the eight BBMP zonal offices for keeping an eye on the quality of the projects in the city.
The 13 companies were shortlisted by the BBMP after inviting an Expression of Interest (EOI) from firms interested in providing the services.  According to the BBMP, the companies will be on their panel for quality checks for the next two years.

Govt, private companies
While the list has been approved by the BBMP chief, a clause has been inserted by the Palike in order to provide room for use of other Material Testing Agency, if found “necessary” for a particular project.
Out of the 13 testing agencies, three  are the government aided organisations - National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) at K R Circle, BMS College on Bull Temple Road and UVCE in K R Circle.

The following are the ten private testing agencies:
1. Karnataka Test House, Yeshwantpur, 2. Struct Geo
tech Research Laboratories, Banashankari III Stage,  3. Civil Tech Labs, Mission Road,
4. Transport Training Institute and Consultancy, Indiranagar II Stage, 5. CIVIL-AID Technoclinic, N R Colony, 6. Gooly Consultancy Services, J P Nagar,
7. Sheetal Engineering Asso
ciates, Chamrajpet, 8. Niketan Consultants, BSK Stage I,
9. SGS Indian Private Limited , BTM Layout, 10. Preeti CAD Engineers, Jnana Bharathi

Published 04 November 2009, 19:18 IST

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