'Suspend Council decision on bus stand'


The bus stand will be built on ‘build operate and trasfer’ mode in the three acre land handed over by the Bangalore Agriculture University to the CMC. 

Addressing a press meet here on Friday, Opposition leader T M Ayyappa said: “We are not against handing over the contract to private company. However, the decision of accepting to handing over the contract to City Pearl Group Company is wrong.”

In the backdrop of opposition to handing over contract to the work on private bus stand, the CMC had decided to hold a discussion on the issue in the next meeting on March 26.
“We will not oppose any decision to hand over the contract to private persons if the whole process was transparent as per the rules and regulations of the government.,” he said.

“However, handing over the contract to City Pearl Group Company without discussing the matter in the Council has given rise to suspicion. There must have been some dealing in handing over the contract. MLA M P Appacchu Ranjan and the ruling party members are involved in the dealing,” alleged Ahamed.

Though Bangalore Agriculture University had handed over the land for the construction of private bus stand, the title deed has not been changed so far. The state government’s permission should be taken for handing over the contract to a private company, he added.

“We are not against handing over contract after calling a tender. We are not opposed to City Pearl Group taking part in tender process. However, the tender process should take place transparently,” he said.

“We have sought detailed discussion on the issue in the CMC general meeting scheduled to be held on August 25. The Deputy Commissioner will be urged to suspend the decision accepted by the ruling party,” he said and added that Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah has neglected the Opposition by not inviting them to be a part of delegation which discussed on Kundamestri project in Bangalore.

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