Private bus stand: CMC awaits govt nod

Private bus stand: CMC awaits govt nod

Contract will be given to private company after govt approval

Addressing a press meet here on Tuesday, he said the CMC general meeting had agreed to hand over the contract to Bangalore based City Pearl Group to carry out the work on Build, Operate and Transfer mode on June 29. However, the project will be implemented only after getting the approval from the state government. Unfortunately, the Opposition are trying to create confusion over the project, he lamented.

The meeting held under the presidentship of Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah in Bangalore was not an official meeting. Speaker had invited CMC president and Standing Committee President to discuss on the pending works under Karnataka Municipal Reforms Project.
He said that a complete project report on the private bus stand needs to be submitted to the government. After looking at the financial status of City Pearl Group, the government may reject it, the President said.

The land documents of the three acre land given by the Bangalore Agriculture University to CMC is ready. CMC’s name needs to be added to the RTC, he added.
He said the CMC had decided to construct private bus stand on build, operate and transfer basis. The bus stand will be constructed at the cost of Rs 17.40 crore. In fact, private company will maintain the bus stop for 30 years and later hand it over to the CMC.

Kundamestri project
In the back drop of Union government rejecting to release funds for the proposed Kundamestri drinking water project, he said the state government and CMC will jointly undertake the work at the cost of Rs 15 crore, Ponnappa informed. The CMC general meeting scheduled to be held on Wednesday will discuss about the project. All the members will approve the project. There would be no hindrance for the implementation of the project.

If the tender was invited by September 18, then the first phase of the project would be completed within one-and-half years. If the Council delays in giving its nod for the project, then the implementation will be delayed, he added.
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