The construction of the NMMC HQ work that began in March has gained momentum with mud laden trucks moving in and out of the proposed site. The progress at the site is being done at amazing speed. It maybe recalled that the proposal for the construction of the NMMC HQ finally came to the NMMC Standing Committee in the month of February. The earlier contractor of the project IVRCL had lost the tender bid to Ashwini Infra-development Engineer and Contractors Pvt. Ltd. The latter bid the lowest for constructing the project that is Rs. 89 Crore 99 Lacs 47 Thousand 670. The construction had begun in the month of March begun on the site which has gained momentum now. Earlier in the month of February, the Standing Committee had approved the proposal of NMMC HQ and awarded the contract to Ashwini Infrastructure. It’s been fourteen long years to the first plans of the NMMC HQ was floated by NMMC on the same plot in Koperkhairane where one can see the Reliance Beverly Park. After the bhumipujan in 1995, NMMC gave the reason of the dumping ground being close to the plot and rejected the plot. Finally the NMMC HQ plot was zeroed at this Belapur site but jinx plagued the project due to technical hitches and environment clearances. However, all problems were taken up head on by NMMC until finally the bid to construct the HQ was re-tendered and awarded to Infra-development Engineer and Contractors Pvt. Ltd. looks like the contractor knowing that the corporators would be busy in election season meaning little interference by them, has ensured of not wasting any time as work on the NMMC HQ is on in full swing at the site in Belapur.

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