HYDERABAD: The tall plans of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to construct state-of-the-art modern Foot Over Bridges (FoBs) with elevators at about 30 new locations of Greater Hyderabad, remains a non-starter.
Previously, GHMC had proposed to construct FOBs from GHMC funds but reversed it plans and decided to take up the FOBs on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
The corporation will invite Request for Proposals (RFQ) for about 27 locations and for the remaining three at National Police Academy, Tippu Khan Bridge and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills, the works will be taken up from funds alloted to the GHMC.
As the financial condition of GHMC is in a precarious shape in taking up such high budget projects, GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy has decided to construct the FOBs under PPP mode instead of GHMC funds. Each FOB with modern elevators would cost around `1 crore. The previous RFPs floated by corporation would be cancelled and fresh RFP would be invited on PPP mode.
GHMC officials said that the development of modern FoBs on PPP mode will be based on 'Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer' (DBFOT) basis.
RAMAGUNDAM SIZZLES AT 46
Heatwave conditions continued unabated all across the district. Ramagundam recorded the highest temparature in the State on Friday, at a scorching 46 degrees Celsius. Nizamabad and Adilabad clocked in next, at 45 degrees Celsius. Medak, Nalgonda recorded 45 degrees Celsius each on Friday.