The State government’s reverse tendering is doing well if one goes by the amount being saved in every project. On Saturday, the government had saved Rs 61.67 crore from the prestigious Veligonda project in Prakasam district. This time too, the Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) had bagged this contractor for Rs 491.37 crore against Rs 553.13 crore given in the previous government.
The MEIL had bagged the Polavaram project works saving a little over Rs 800 crore in two packages in the same reverse tendering. Riding on the success of the Polavaram Project, the State government is going for the same process in every project. The government is also intending to go for the reverse tendering in the Amaravati projects, particularly the group housing and the houses for the officers, MLAs and Ministers.
In Veligonda, the State government had conducted the reverse tendering for the second tunnel works. There were four companies which participated in the tendering process on Saturday. The government quoted Rs 528.35 crore for the project for which one of the company quoted the lowest of Rs 512.50 crore. Based on this, the government went for the reverse tendering in which the MEIL had quoted the lowest of Rs 491.37 crore giving Rs 61.76 crore revenue to the State government.
The state government said the reveres tendering is giving positive results with at least Rs 50 crore being saved in every project. This is a clear indication to prove that the opposition Telugu Desam Party had indulged in huge corruption in the irrigation projects during the last five years. The TDP’s charge of reverse administration is also proved wrong as the government is saving considerable amount of money in every project.
The success in Veligonda also gives some strength to the state government to fight against the Central government which is opposing the reverse tendering in Polavaram project. In fact, the Central government remained silent when the State saved over Rs 800 crore in the two packages of the Poalvaram Project a fortnight ago.