The Union Road Transport Ministry has rejected tender bids for widening Nakrekal-Tanamcherla road, a Rs. 400 crore project.
This is the biggest jolt, to the Roads and Buildings (R&B) officials in Telangana.
The screening committee of the Union Ministry met in Delhi, on whose approval the widening of the road will be done.
Furthermore, the Center has asked the Telangana Government to float fresh tenders.
The committee members, rejected the bids, pointing out that, private firms have quoted 12% excess of the estimated value, fixed by the Telangana officials, according to sources.
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The Telangana R&B, had invited tenders for multiple road development projects. The Nakrekal-Tanamcherla, is one of the project, stretching about 0-km.
A senior official from Telangana State R&B is also a member of the committee.
However, a good news, is that, the screening committee has given its green signal to tender bids to widen JadcherlaKalwakurthy-Mallepalli road.
This project is estimated to cost around Rs. 500 crores.
The Union Ministry and screening committee have even given green signal to tender bids, to widen RS 400 crore Suryapet Tirumalgiri-Jangoan road, said the officials in the R&B.
R&B engineering Chief, I Ganapathi Reddy, said the screening committee has recommended that, tenders be invited again for the project to develop Tanamcherla-Nakrekal road.
“As the bidding agencies have quoted in excess, it was decided to go for the tender process again. It is not a serious issue,” said Ganapathi Reddy.