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Mumbai: Rs 1,500 crore BMC e-tender in lockdown draws flak – Times of India

MUMBAI: Amid the lockdown, BMC invited e-tender worth Rs 1,500 crore to set up small sewerage treatment plants (STP) on Dahisar-Poisar and Oshiwara rivers (nallahs) and related work pending for two years. The BMC will close the tender on May 26.
These rivers play a vital role to clear rainwater to avoid flooding. While estimated cost for Poisar river is Rs 750 crore, Oshiwara river Rs 500 Crore and for Dahisar it will be Rs 180 crore, excluding taxes. Widening of these rivers and their beatification work was pending for many years.
Congress group leader in BMC and opposition leader Ravi Raja said, “The plan was pending since long, then what was the hurry to invite big-ticket tenders during pandemic. Instead, BMC should focus on dealing with rising cases of Covid-19 and poor conditions at hospitals and invite pending big tenders once the situation normalizes.”

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