Special Meeting on TenderSURE Roads
BENGALURU: Mayor N Shanthakumari said that BBMP will call for a special meeting to discuss the modalities of road development under TenderSURE (Specifications for Urban Road Execution) scheme.
She said that members of Jana Urban Space Foundation (JanaUSP), an NGO which is entrusted by the state government to prepare a detailed project report for TenderSure roads will also be called to the meeting.
She made the announcement after several councillors objected to some roads becoming narrow due to the project.
Earlier, BBMP Chief Engineer (Major Roads) Somashekar was replying to the queries of councillors on TenderSure roads. In 2012, the state government had issued an order to develop 45 city roads under the TenderSURE scheme at an estimated cost of `200 crore, he said.
“While the BBMP had to give `100 crore, the state government would provide the rest. In its order, the state government entrusted JanaUSP to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for 12 roads, of which they have completed the DPR for seven roads,” said Somashekar.
Jayamahal councillor M K Gunashekar objected to this and said the design is unscientific. “A sum of `60 crore is spent already and the width of roads has reduced drastically. JanaUSP does not have the experience. How can one entrust the agency for a `200 crore project without calling for a tender?” he asked.
Kacharakanahalli ward councillor Padmanabha Reddy said, “On one hand BBMP is offering TDR to widen roads and on the other side, crores is spent on TenderSure where the width of roads is reduced.” Siddapura councillor Uday Shankar termed TenderSURE roads as “Golmal” roads.