MUMBAI: BMC’s standing committee cleared part of the Ashray Yojana project worth Rs 574 crore on Tuesday. The proposal was kept on hold after allegations of irregularities and diluted tender conditions by the opposition BJP.

The committee cleared proposals for redevelopment of conservancy workers’ quarters in N ward (Chirag Nagar), L (Lions Garden), S (Amrapali Building) and T wards (Gaikwad Nagar). Proposals for redeveloping quarters in P-South (Mithanagar, Pragati Nagar) were also cleared. This project will cost BMC Rs 351 crore.

The total project cost for the redevelopment projects is Rs 574 crore. But proposals for redeveloping quarters in R-South ward (Akurli Road) and R-Central ward (Babhai Naka) worth Rs 89 crore were deferred.

The committee had cleared proposals for redevelopment of conservancy workers’ quarters in B ward (Dongri), F-South (Parel, Sewri) and G-south (Worli) under Ashray Yojana to provide bigger homes.

BJP had objected to the process of appointment of contractors for redevelopment of staff quarters. BMC plans to spend around Rs 3,500 crore on the entire scheme.

“In many tenders, BMC got a single bid but still awarded the contract. As per CVC guidelines, BMC should have reinvited the tenders,” BJP corporator Vinod Mishra said.



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