GMDA looks for co again to desilt Badshapur drain


GURGAON: GMDA reinvited tender for desilting of Badshapur drain earlier this week. This is the second time they are inviting bids after receiving a lukewarm response in the first tender issued in August this year.
The authority will undertake desilting of Leg 3 in two parts — from Sector 72A to NH8, covering a distance of 4.5km — and an 8.6km stretch from NH8 to Pace city 2 in Sector 37.
It will take nine months and a year, respectively, to clean the two drains.
“Since we did not get sufficient participation from the agencies, we have floated a fresh tender again. There are limited agencies with expertise and capability of handling the project. We are hoping there will be a wider participation this time,” a senior official of GMDA said.
The cleaning of the master stormwater drain will be undertaken in two parts, and the project would cost around Rs 13.1 crore.
“The drain hasn’t been cleaned since it was constructed and now silt has accumulated. It will take time to desilt it. The work will be carried out in two phases and the cleaning will be done by super sucker machines. The drain will not need desilting for five years after that,” the officials added.
Meanwhile, construction of Leg 4 between Vatika chowk and NH8 along the SPR is also being undertaken by GMDA to reduce the burden on Badshapur drain. This project will cost Rs 105 crore and will be ready by October 2024.
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