NWKRTC re-floats tender for bus stand modernization


The NWKRTC has floated a new tender for the Construction of Modern bus station along with its subworks at Belagavi. It was floated earlier this year but as it received no bids another second call has now been made.

The estimated cost is Rs.28,99,98,997.41. The bid will be opened on 10/12/2015 and after the work order is issued the Time limit for completion (Excluding monsoon) is 24 Months.

View of the bus stand in
Belgaum Photo: Venkatesh Naik

The project includes construction of new modern bus station, covered accommodation, Parking Area pavement concrete, City bus shelter, Water supply, Sanitary, Electrical H.T. Works, Wiring, lighting, fire fighting etc., as directed by the Engineer in-charge of work.

In February 2009 a similar Request for proposal was first floated to be built on PPP model but with no bids were received in that format.

In 2010 again similar tender was floated to be built on Lease-cum-Development Format Design-Build-Operate-Transfer (DBOT) basis.

But there were no takers for this plan and even after the RFP/ Tenders were open for two occasions no one actually bid for it.
The current tender does not describe the amenities but the earlier RFP had the following aspects –

The project site (CBT and divisional Workshop) the current bus stand it self. The existing Belgaum Central Bus Station of NWKRTC is located in the heart of Belgaum city on an area of 3.08 acres. The adjacent NWKRTC Divisional Workshop is located on 4.68 acres.

The new bus stand will have 41 bus bays, bus circulation and parking areas, auto-rickshaw lane, taxi parking lane, basement parking for private vehicles, passenger entry/ exit, Terminal building consisting of passenger circulation and waiting areas, ticket/ reservation counters, cloak room, first-aid room, waiting rooms, passenger amenities like drinking water, toilets, yatri nivas etc., restaurant, shops, kiosks and administrative offices, crew restrooms, parcel office and other facilities.



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