Margao's pre-monsoon works tender has been questioned.

Margao Municipal Council has invited proposals for pre-monsoon services . The pre-monsoon activities will begin on May 18 and be completed by July 2 .

Margao: The Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has invited proposals for completing pre-monsoon services, including desilting drains totaling Rs 17.5 lakh.Two years after the Lokayukta challenged MMC over its estimates, which had uniform amounts for all desilting works, the MMC used a different method and called for tenders for the desilting works.Savio Coutinho of the Shadow Council expressed reservations about the proposed strategy.The pre-monsoon activities will begin on May 18 and be completed by July 2, with the monsoons already well advanced.

We discovered that the MMC has not developed a list of drains that must be cleaned in response to an RTI request submitted by us regarding the pre-monsoon activities.Given the rains that resulted in public budget drains, Coutinho said that the workers employed through the contractors were unlikely to deliver the desired output.On the other hand, the MMC has a road crew of around 50 people, clearing the drains in different wards, he said, stressing the possibility of an inaccurate record of the jobs completed and bills prepared.