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Construction : Web Exclusive | April 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Experts question preference shown by BMC towards UPL

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has reportedly offered Rs 5,100 crore worth contracts to the United Phosphorus (UPL) out of the Rs 9,500 crore worth contracts for the city’s waste management projects.

It is learnt that United Phosphorus received two of the three contracts for dumping grounds in the city where irregularities in awarding contracts have come to light. Some experts question the preference of the civic body towards UPL for these contracts.

It is learnt that UPL was given the contract even for the closure of the Deonar dumping ground.

Some experts opine that the civic body should have gone in for bodies like the National Building Construction Company, which had offered to carry out the work for free.

Besides, a major part of the cost at both Deonar and Mulund dumping grounds will be cleared through ‘tipping fees’, paid by per tonne of garbage processed instead of a lump sum, a concept which many think is outdated.

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