Jharia Rehabilitation Development Authority (JRDA) has taken another step forward to construct 6,000 new quarters at Nipania mouza in Dhanbad’s Baliapur block for rehabilitating non-BCCL families displaced by the raging underground fire.
The technical bid for construction of the flats on 120 acres of land was opened on September 28.
Two Mumbai-based companies — Supreme Infrastructure India Limited and KCPL Unity Joint Venture — have evinced interest in the project. The contract will be awarded to either of them after opening of the financial bid in October.
JRDA chief manager (civil) told The Telegraph on Monday: “The financial tender will be opened in October only after technical evaluation of the applications of the two firms.”
JRDA had floated the e-tender worth Rs 224 crore on August 12.
The 6,000 flats that will come up at Nipania, about 4km from Jharia Vihar Colony in Belgarhia — where around 1,080 families have already been rehabilitated in 2,352 quarters — will have two bedrooms, a hall and a kitchen.
There will be four flats in each floor in the G+3 buildings.
In another development, Dalela said the site levelling work for construction of 1,440 similar flats on 37.46 acres in Belgarhia had been completed. “Land contouring will also begin soon” he added.
The 1,440 quarters are part of the Rs 70-crore project under which 2,000 additional flats are being constructed for the fire-affected in Belgarhia. Work on 560 flats sprawled across 7.54 acres has already started in February.
“Tender for construction of 2,000 flats on 45 acres in Belgarhia was issued on December 9, 2011. The contract was awarded to Indu Projects Limited in 2012. The company initially faced some protests from land-losers, but the issue was resolved with intervention of former Sindri MLA Rajkishore Mahato,” Dalela said.
He added that at present, work was going on in full swing.