Coimbatore: The municipality canceled the proposed civic works worth around Rs 39 crore citing the tightening of funds and the change in priority by a resolution passed on August 31.
In accordance with the resolution uploaded to the company’s website, works including construction of storm drains, park maintenance and construction works have been carried out in the five civic body areas.
While projects worth Rs 13.74 crore have been canceled in the west zone, those worth Rs 9.92 crore have been canceled in the central zone, Rs 7.55 crore in the east zone and Rs 7.71 crore in the southern area. For some works, work orders have been issued, but the contractors concerned have not started the work. For others, calls for tenders have been launched but not awarded.
The canceled works were mainly the maintenance of parks, bus stations, construction and repair of school buildings, relaying of asphalt roads, maintenance and operation of boreholes, repair of the underground drainage system ( UGD) and the replacement of the old drinking water pipes and UGD lines. A payment amounting to Rs 120 crore is pending for the contractors, who had completed the projects under the general fund.
A civic body official said all civic amenities needed by the public will be materialized. “However, it will take a little longer. All the necessary projects would be relaunched and those which deserve immediate attention would be taken up, ”he said.
The civic body had canceled work worth Rs 19 crore, mainly in the northern and southern areas, citing the same reasons at the council meeting held in July.