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Reverse Tendering Proved Good: Water Resource Minister:- Minister for Water resources Dr. P Anil Kumar Yadav emphasized that more than Rs 58 crore has been saved through reverse tendering.
Addressing a press conference at Tadepalli in Guntur district on Saturday, Anil said the same Max infra company agreed to construct the same project with 15 percent less than the previous expenditure.
Reacting on criticism on reverse tendering, he said that with this single project, the chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has manifested the benefits of this advanced initiative.
The minister further laid blame on TDP government saying it gave every project with more than Rs 1000 crore with 4 percent excess. He said that the Navayuga Engineering Company, which was terminated from the Polavaram contracts also could take part and get the works over again under the reverse tendering.
He questioned that although the contracts are giving with lesser than estimated expenditure, then how could the TDP argue that the reverse tendering procedure would delay and increase the expenditure?
Talking about the notices served to Chandrababu Naidu's rented residence at Undavalli, Anil said that the government has served notices to the owner Lingamaneni but not to TDP president. And, since Chandrababu Naidu is a tenant, he just has to leave the house and Lingamaneni has to appear and speak with the authorities. He asked why Chandrababu Naidu is showing over-enthusiasm in it and further suspected Chandrababu Naidu buying the house from Lingamaneni.
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