Thursday, November 27, 2008

Metro notice to East Coast

Metro notice to East Coast

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: After the Lokayukta sleuths trapped the member-engineering of Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) while accepting Rs. 20 lakh from the representatives of East Coast Constructions and Industries Ltd., Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., (BMRCL) has issued a show-cause notice to the company asking why it should not be disqualified from participating in various tenders of BMRCL and from participating in future tenders.

Citing newspaper reports on the incident, BMRCL managing director N. Sivasailam drew the company’s attention to Clause 3.5 of the tender document.

The clause says the applicant should observe high standard of ethics while submitting the tender application and that the bidder who indulges in fraudulent and corrupt practices would be disqualified.

The company had submitted tenders for construction of nine Metro stations — C.M.H. Road, Byappanahalli, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Hosahalli, Tollgate, Jayanagar and R.V. Road Terminal.

The company has submitted tenders for construction of boundary wall for Peenya Yard and Byappanahalli Depot.

Mr. Sivasailam had asked the company to furnish the explanation within three days, failing which action would be taken to disqualify the company from tenders till it was conclusively proved in an appropriate forum that the company was free from corrupt and fraudulent practices as reported in newspapers.


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