Board of Smart City will hold its meeting on 21-February in presence of Dr Manjit Singh, Principal Secretary, Local Self Government, Govt of Rajasthan. The meeting could see clearance of major tender related to walled city of Udaipur.
The board meeting was planned to be held on 30-January but given the tender negotiations that were going on, the meeting was postponed. The meeting is expected to see presence of District collector, Mayor, UIT Chairman, UMC Commissioner and members of smart city board.
One of the prime discussion points of the meeting with the ABD tender related to 18 wards of walled city. This tender includes provision of 24 hour drinking water, uninterrupted power supply, improved sewerage condition and duct system for taking all types of cables underground. Also, the tender includes provision of smart roads without any poles.
The tender was floated for Rs 480 Crores. The only bidder for this was L&T. The firm had initially quoted Rs 750 Cr+ price for doing the work. However, after multiple rounds of negotiations, the price has now come down to Rs 537 Cr. Members of Udaipur Smart City Company are trying hard to further negotiate the rates downwards.
The discussions with L&T have been going on for long and meeting on 21-Feb could bring a closure to these discussions. If the tender is finalised on Wednesday and work order is issued, then this tender will be one of the biggest tenders allotted under the smart city mission across India.