Project cost pegged at Rs 908.2 Cr
By: Asif Iqbal
Srinagar: Authorities have granted sanction to the construction of new Jammu and Kashmir High Court – for Kashmir Division – at Rakhi Gund Aksha in City suburbs at Bemina – at an estimated cost of 908.2 Crores.
A Government Order No. 3456 – JK (LD) of 2021 Dated 04.05.2021, a replica of which is in possession of Srinagar-based news agency Global News Service – authenticated by Achal Sethi, Secretary to Government, Department of Law and Parliamentary Affairs – states that Administrative approval is accorded to the construction of New High Court at Rakhi Gund Aksha Bemina at an estimated cost of Rs. 908.20 Crores (Nine Hundred Eight Crores and twenty lakh only) with the execution of the project through Public Works Department.
The approval, as stated, has been however subjected to fulfillment of certain conditions, which include that the proposal is strictly devised and designed as per relevant latest I.S Code and Specifications of PWD/CPWD and that same is authenticated and proof checked by the competent authorities and while designing, latest HFL has to be taken in consideration for flood prone locations and adequate provisions in design need to be incorporated for making the structures resistant to earthquakes.
The Electrical /Mechanical/Electronic Components are authenticated by the Competent Authority of relevant field and the the standard specifications are followed as per CPWD, NBC and L.S Standards, it says.
The order lays down that specification as defined in CPWD PLINTH AREA RATE SCHEDULE 2020 for the type of structure proposed in the DPR, are followed and adopted for the execution of the works.
The rates of items, not covered in JK-SSR or any other relevant schedule, shall conform to analysis of rates based on authentic Data Book, to be computed and approved by the Competent Authorities well before invitation of tenders in accordance with set Codal procedures, it states.
The lump sum provisions, either in terms of percentage or fixed, as made for certain components of DPR are provisional and shall be subject to detailed estimates based on actual detail/requirements and relevant rates, to be framed and approved by the Competent Authorities well before invitation of tenders in accordance with set Codal Procedures, says the order.
That e-tendering mode is followed for fixation of award of contract for execution of the project and fragmentation of the project, while tendering is not allowed, it further states.
This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Department conveyed vide U.O.No.FD-VII-10(26)99-2000-1l dated:-09-04-2021, it concluded. (GNS)