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Utsav tech likely to bag HSRP contract
June 16, 2012
PANJIM: New Delhi based Utsav technology is the front runner for HSRPs bid, which would be finalized next week. The government is planning to implement HSRP in Goa by August end.
Addressing a press conference, Transport Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar said that of the total eight companies, which had bid for HSRP contract, only two companies were successful.
style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; text-align: justify; font-size: medium; ">Dhavalikar informed that Delhi based Utsav technology have quoted the lowest price compared to SGS technology from Kolkata.
“However, the final tender would be awarded to only that company which also fulfills other conditions laid down in the contact,” Dhavalikar said.
The financial bids for HSRP were opened earlier this week, according to which, the cost of fixing the HSRPs on vehicles have been reduced by almost 50 percent.
Utsav technology have quoted Rs 242 for two-wheeler scooters, Rs 230 for motorcycles, Rs 267 for three wheelers, Rs 415 for four wheelers and Rs 463 for heavy vehicles.
On the other hand, SGS technology have quoted Rs 244 for scooters and motorcycles, Rs 270 for three wheelers and Rs 446 for four wheelers and heavy vehicles.
“If you see the rates, Utsav have quoted less compared to SGS. However, only in case of heavy vehicles, SGS have quoted less,” the Transport Minister said adding that government will also ask the companies to negotiate before awarding the tender.
Dhavalikar said that a total six to eight weeks time, from the day of awarding the tender, would be given to the company to keep all systems in place before implementing it. He said that a total seven stations, will be functional where HSRP would be installed.The Minister said that unlike previously, the state won’t be collecting any royalty from the companies on HSRPs.
“These plates would have different security features compared to the earlier ones fixed by Shimnit Utsch,” he said.
Speaking over the opposition to the HSRP, Minister said ‘these are destructive elements, who are purposely trying to divert the minds of the people’.
He has asked all the opponents to appeal to the Supreme Court and demand holding back of the directive regarding HSRP.
Meanwhile, Dhavalikar said that a note has been forwarded to crime branch asking to file FIR against all those, who were found guilty by Srivastava committee in awarding tender to Shimnit Utsch.