Public Works Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju has said that the state will go for a re-tendering for the proposed Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode monorail projects. The re-tendering was recommended by the high-level committee of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) which met the other day in New Delhi.
The Minister said that the DMRC would soon present a detailed report to the Kerala Monorail Corporation. The DMRC has assured that both the projects would be completed within the stipulated time decided earlier, he said.
The re-tendering process will have only two phases instead of three as decided earlier.
The new tender document will be submitted to the government by the DMRC within 21 days. The criteria that only mono rail companies can be main participant of the project will be relaxed in the new tender process, the Minister said.
Ebrahim Kunju said that it wont be mandatory in the new tender that the construction company should bring in the financial aid for the project.
The report of the DMRC will be discussed in the next meeting and recommendations will be submitted to the government for clearance.