The standing committee approves the proposal for a new PMC building, which will be ready in 30 months

In the next two and a half years, the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) will have its own administrative building in Panvel. The Standing Civic Committee approved a proposal on Friday, paving the way for the construction of a new building in Sector 16 in New Panvel. The civic body had launched a call for tenders in October 2021 and appointed a contractor.

The civic body was given land at Sector 16 in New Panvel from CIDCO at Rs 30 crores. The new building of PMC will have a basement plus a six-storey building with an art gallery on the terrace with a total area of ​​25415.76 square meters.

Naresh Thakur, the chairman of the standing committee endorsed the proposal soon after it was tabled by the administration. Previously, the civic general body had authorized the proposal to build a corporate headquarters. Currently, the PMC operates out of a private building.

According to the proposal, the contractor will have to complete the civic works within 30 months, including the facade works. “As part of the default liability period, the contractor must maintain the municipal works for the next 10 years and the facade works for five years from the date of completion,” a senior municipal official said. He added that Hiten Sethi, a well-known architect is the architect of the new building.

The chic new headquarters will be built in two phases. In the first phase, the civil works of the head office will be completed and a tender worth Rs 110 crores has been launched. In the second phase, other interior works, furniture, landscaping, audiovisual system and other facilities of the auditorium will be carried out. “The total cost of constructing the new headquarters will be Rs 280 crores,” the official said.

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Posted: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 11:15 p.m. IST

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