The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to build a tree house at Bandra Fort near Bandstand to attract visitors from India and beyond.
The BMC has presented a proposal to the Standing Committee (SC) for the hiring of a contractor to build a tree house at Bandra Fort. After factoring in taxes and other costs, the BMC has asked the SC for permission to spend Rs.1 crore 6 lakh on the project.
The contractor would be required to do a soil study as well as prepare a Tree House design, according to the proposal. The contractor will also inspect the equipment’s quality, according to the plan.
BMC Assistant Commissioner (Planning) has chosen to build a tree house at the Bandra Fort near Band stand, following the directive of Guardian Minister of Suburb Aaditya Thackeray to undertake different schemes to beautify Mumbai. As a result, a proposal was drawn up and presented to the Suburban and District Planning Commission’s Collector. The Collector then promised the BMC that he would contribute Rs. 1 crore.
The BMC issued a tender invitation in December 2021. Following that, tenders were held on January 14, 2022, with M/s Virgo Specialities Private Limited winning the contract but asking for 14.90 percent more than the anticipated cost. The total cost was projected to be Rs 86,20,000. The BMC executives met with the client again, negotiated the price, and got the firm to pay 6.90% more than the anticipated price.
“In Pondicherry, these sorts of tree homes are being built. As a result, the contractor will construct a tree house in Pondicherry and only put it together here.
The tree house’s whole structure would be composed of wood. We have given the contractor six months to finish the project “Kiran Dighavkar, Assistant Commissioner of G North and Chairman of the Planning Committee, expressed his thoughts.
The BJP, on the other hand, slammed the initiative, as party corporator and SC member Vinod Mishra told the Free Press “Such projects are now being undertaken in the run-up to the election. The BMC lacks cash for education and sidewalk upkeep, but they spend a lot of money on such initiatives.”