TenderSure project got delayed due to Covid-related lockdown
Lavelle Road, one of the poshest addresses in Bengaluru, will get even more spruced up and ‘smart’ If everything goes according to the plan. Work on the road’s utilities, taken up by Bengaluru Smart City Limited under BBMP on the TenderSure model at a cost of Rs 16.36 crore, was scheduled for completion by February 2021. Almost 90% of the work is over, and the footpaths are the last remaining major component.
BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad and Bengaluru Smart City Ltd. Managing Director Rajendra Cholan, who is also BBMP Special Commissioner (Health), inspected the ongoing work on Monday. Work on the road was scheduled for completion by February 28, 2021, but was delayed due to the Covid-related lockdown.
Timeline went for a toss
The contractor for 1.35-km stretch commenced work in October 2019, but the schedule went haywire following the lockdown in March this year. “Work was totally stopped and only restarted in July. We are confident of completing all works, including asphalting the road, by April 2021,” said an engineer who is closely monitoring the project.
As per Prasad, around 90% of the utility-laying work has been completed on both sides of the road. “Footpath work has started. A major portion of this work will be completed before February 28,” he said.
Meanwhile, the contractor has been directed to complete both sides of the footpath in the residential stretch (300 metre long from UB City junction towards Bangalore Club) in 3 weeks. Simultaneously, the remaining work will be taken up on other stretches of the road, Prasad said.
Lavelle Road’s TenderSure stats
Estimated cost: Rs 16.36 crore
Restart date: 01.07.2020
Completion date: 28.02.2021
1) 900 mm diameter RCC pipe for SWD on one side of the road
2) 300 mm RCC pipe for sewer on both sides of the road
3) 300 mm MS pipe for water supply on one side of the road
4) 200 mm MS pipe for water distribution on both sides of the road
5) Four 200 mm HDPE pipes for power ducts on both sides of the road
6) Four 110 mm HDPE pipes for OFCs on both sides of the road
7) Footpath for pedestrians on both sides of the road
8) LED street lights
9) Provision for 2- and 4-wheeler parking wherever feasible
10) Inspection chambers at regular intervals for all utilities