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Posted at: Jun 11, 2019, 8:10 AM; last updated: Jun 11, 2019, 8:10 AM (IST)

Prepare DNIT of bank square, float tender: Vij to MC officials

Nitish Sharma

Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 10

With the state government giving its approval to release Rs 100 crore for the construction of a bank square in Ambala Cantonment, the state Health Minister has directed the Municipal Corporation (MC) to get the detailed notice of inviting tender (DNIT) of the project prepared at the earliest and float tender.

State Health Minister Anil Vij, who has been taking a keen interest in the project, has held several rounds of meetings with officials concerned for the project.

Earlier, the MC had sent a proposal to the state government and also suggested to take a loan of Rs 100 crore from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO). Now, the government has decided to fund the project itself.

After the approval, a four-storeyed building will be constructed, where around 35 banks situated in different locations of the Ambala Cantonment would come under one roof. Besides banks, the bank square will also have parking and food plaza facilities.

Bank square will be constructed on 2.93 acres, adjoining Gandhi Ground, in Ambala Cantonment.

Speaking to The Tribune, Vij said, “I have asked the MC to get detailed notice of inviting tender (DNIT) prepared from the consultant at the earliest and float the tender. The Ambala MC has been cash strapped and faces issues in releasing salaries of its employees every month. The project will help the MC in generating revenue as its rental income will increase.”

“It will be an energy-efficient and green building. The design of the building has been prepared by an architect company. There will be corporate offices on the top floor of the building. The tender is likely to be released within a couple of weeks. Availability of all banks under one roof will not only be convenient for customers, but also help in reducing traffic congestion in busy markets,” he added.

The Ambala MC Joint Commissioner, Satinder Siwach, said, “The project has become a part of the CM announcement. We have asked the consultant company to prepare the DNIT at the earliest. A tentative cost of Rs 99.60 crore of the project was calculated, but now a detailed estimate of the project will be prepared.”


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