Decks are cleared for the installation of solar-energy panels atop 118 government houses of the city, since the UT environment department has at last received a “fair” bid for this prestigious project in fourth attempt.
The installation process started about a year ago, when the department fixed Rs 60 as tender price for each kilowatt of solar electricity but all interested parties quoted a higher amount. The department revised the tender two more times but the bidding price remained higher.
The fourth time, it set the price around Rs 59 for each kilowatt. “Since we have a bidder for that price, we have initiated the process of installing the panels atop government houses. We aim at covering 118 houses in three months,” UT environment director Debendra Dalai said.
The case will be forwarded to the executive committee for a formal approval, which is mere formality, and after that, a work order will be placed with the successful bidder. Read more