Mysuru: An Arbitration Court in Bengaluru has stayed the works on the multi-level parking lot being constructed in Town Hall premises in city, according to Corporator B.V. Manjunath, Chairman, MCC Standing Committee on Town Hall.
Speaking to SOM yesterday, Manjunath said that Hyderabad based Chhabria Associates, claiming that it has suffered losses had moved the Arbitration Court in Bengaluru, seeking compensation for the losses. The Court which upheld the plea has issued a stay on the works, he said.
Pointing out that the public and citizen groups have been exerting pressure on completing the multi-level parking lot, open air theatre and other projects, Manjunath blamed the contractor for the slow progress of works and added that he would take up the issue with the officials concerned.
Stating that the cost of multi-level parking lot and development of outer space was estimated at Rs.17.66 crore, he said that the tender was finally awarded for Rs. 18.28 crore and the contractor was asked to complete the works in 12 months and the project was to be completed by April 2012. But only 60 percent of the works was done, he said.
He further said that the same contractor was awarded a contract for Rs.2.82 crore for taking up indoor development of the Town Hall and the contractor was supposes to complete the works by 2011. But as there was delay, the time was extended and was asked to complete by Mar. 2014, Manjunath said.