Shiradi Ghat work: PWD to terminate contract with GVR

Shiradi Ghat work: PWD to terminate contract with GVR

The National Highways division of the Public Works Department has decided to terminate the contract with Chennai-based GVR Infra Project Private Limited for executing the second phase of work on Shiradi Ghat development.

The process for selecting the new contractor is expected to commence in a week.
The Rs-118 crore contract for laying a 13-km road from Kempuhole guesthouse to Addahole (near Gundya) and 21-km tar road from Heggadde to Gulagalale was awarded to GVR Infra Project Private Limited. Since the contractor failed to begin the work even 13 months after the award of contract, the PWD decided to terminate the contract. The work order was issued in December 2015 and the company was expected to complete the work by June 2017. The company was paid an advance of Rs 4.5 crore for purchase of material.

Lakshmana Rao Peshwe, chief engineer, National Highways division of PWD, told DH that a high-level committee of the department decided to scrap the contract with GVR, 10 days ago.

Proposal submitted

Movement of vehicles on the ghat stretch is not possible during rainy season if the work is not completed by June-end. Hence, the department has submitted a proposal to the chief minister for inviting short-term tender.


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