Telangana government is planning for for the speedy completion of the Water Grid project, and over five years there is no response from major contractors to take up the project that is valued at Rs 25,000 crore.
And when tenders are invited only inexperienced and small-time contractors manifested interest. Even TS Govt is trying to bait big contractors who can deliver the project on time to take up the job.
One of the important projects among all the schemes announced by the TRS government is Water Grid. TRS would not contest in the next Assembly elections in 2019, if it failed to deliver on the Water Grid project by then he said.
On Saturday, the TS government even issued an ordinance to give the right of way for laying water pipelines spread over 1.27 lakh km and ensure that there is no delay in acquiring land owned by private individuals and various other government agencies for the purpose he said to achieve the goal.
On February 14, the Govt issued tenders to take up works worth Rs 1,000 crore in the first phase and the deadline ended on February 19.
And it’s a shock that only small contractors submitted the bids. Govt cancelled those tenders to weed out inexperienced contractors. When Mr Kumar met Mr KCR the decision to cancel previous tenders was taken on the same day.