PMAY construction work assigned to pvt firm

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Yogesh Mulik said, “The consultant will be paid 1.56 per cent of the total project cost. The responsibilities of the consultant include supervision of construction, build quality, raw material quality, structural stability and other important factors. These are post tender works.”

PUNE: Due to work pressure and lack of manpower, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has assigned the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) work to a private contractor to oversee construction-related work. Besides that, the civic body has also approved tenders of 1,760 new homes under PMAY. 

On Tuesday, the civic administration sanctioned both proposals in the Standing Committee meeting. As per the proposal, the PMC will build 1,760 houses in the first phase. The civic body has planned to construct around 6,500 houses under PMAY.

Yogesh Mulik, Chairman of the Standing Committee, said, “The consultant will be paid 1.56 per cent of the total project cost. The responsibilities of the consultant include supervision of construction, build quality, raw material quality, structural stability and other important factors. These are post tender works.”

He added, “In the first phase, around 1,400 homes will be built in Hadapsar, while 360 will be built in Kharadi.”

Prashant Waghmare, City Engineer of PMC, said, “Due to lack of staff in building permission and development department, we have taken a decision to give the work to a consultant. The building permission department, estate department of PMC has staff, but they are occupied in other projects.”

The space for the project in Hadapsar has been acquired, while land for Kharadi is not completely acquired. Replying to the non-availability of the space at Kharadi, Waghmare said that the matter is entangled in a legal dispute and is likely to be resolved in a month. 

“Under PMAY, we received 1,23,288 applications from EWS category. After scrutiny, only 20,000 people were eligible. Out of that, corporation has started a housing scheme in Hadapsar and Wadgaon (Budruk). It will take two years to complete,” said civic officials.

The price of the house will be fixed by the State government as per the construction rates. It will be around Rs 10 lakh in which State and Central government will give a combined Rs 2.50 lakh of subsidy to buy a home. The applicant should raise remaining amount through nationalised banks at minimum interest rates which have been fixed by Central government.

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