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AP gov't saves crores through re-tendering of Polavaram project works

Amaravati, Sep 23 (UNI) Government of Andhra Pradesh has saved Rs 780 crore of public money by going to re-tender process of the Polavaram irrigation project, being constructed across the river Godavari.
Official sources here on Monday said that the government called for re-tender of hydel power plant and main concrete works worth Rs 4,987 crores in Polavaram project.
The Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) came up with a proposal with 12.6 per cent less cost than an earlier contractor. The MEIL bid for the works for just Rs 4,358 crore. The Government of Andhra Pradesh saved Rs 628 crore through this re tendering.
Additional saving for an amount of Rs 152.00 crore has been realized in Part-B (PIP Hydro Electric Project). Overall saving is around Rs 780.00 crore to the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Engineer of the Polavaram project told the Water resource department that to conduct the reverse tender process, at least 2 bidders are required.
As only one bidder has participated, there is no provision for initiating the reverse tendering process. “As the bid value is less than the IBM value, it may be appropriate to award the contract to the Megha Engineering and Infrastructure limited considering the current status of the Project works and to expedite the works” Chief Engineer reported to Water resources department, officials said.
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