KRIDL – worth Rs. 4400 crore work – Bengaluru

KRIDL (Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited) is a state run agency.  Many Bengaluru legislators are in favour of diverting Rs.4400 crore from the Mukhyamantri Nava Bengaluru Scheme to the state run agency.

KRIDL


Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited – KRIDL :

It is a Government of Karnataka undertaking.  Started as a Directorate of Land army in the year 1971 under the Rural Development Department of Government of Karnataka.

It was incorporated as a company on the 9th August 1974 as Karnataka Land Army Corporation under the full and Complete ownership of Government of Karnataka. It was renamed as Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited (KRIDL) on 6th August 2009.

The state run agency is blacklisted in the past years for the poor quality of work done by them.


The Mukhyamantri Nava Bengaluru Scheme – KRIDL :

The supposed funds are part of the Mukhyamantri Nava Benglauru Scheme amounting to Rs.8015.00.  The amount has been kept to implement different infrastructure works to take place in a period of 3 years.

A number of legislatures in the Coalition government is pressuring Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy to allot infrastructure projects and works to the KRIDL.  The Works also  includes storm water drain development and roadwork.


Exemption from tender :

The MLAs wants exemption from tendering under Section 4(g) of the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement Act.  The netas are of the view that the tender process takes a long time and is time consuming.

Many MLAs are of the view that the work should be completed before the commencement of Monsoon.  The work also should commence before the general elections 2019.

Bureaucrats oppose allotting work to KRIDL :

Many IAS officers oppose the proposal.  According to them all major works needs to be called for tender and cannot be exempted.  The allotted amount is for a period of 3 years and cannot be diverted. 

Many are questioning the reasons for insistence by legislators to  allot the projects to the specific Co.   KRIDL is known for not completing the projects on time

KRIDL – blacklisted :

In the year 2015 it was found that crores of  public money was found in the personal accounts of KRIDL officials. When T.M. Vijay Bhaskar was the BBMP administrator had opposed to give the work order to KRIDL.

The Co. was blacklisted by BBMP in 2010 for bad road works.   In October 2018, the social welfare department had blacklisted for shoddy work.

To know more about infrastructure work read : https://www.bangalorean.com/general/ppp-cant-take-off/

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