Sunday, August 02, 2020

Chennai: Covid delays second airport, plan to engage consultant postponed

Chennai: The pandemic and the lockdown has hit plans to build a second airport for Chennai.
The decision to appoint a consultant for the airport proposed to be established at Parandur in Kancheepuram district has been postponed because of the spread of Covid-19.
The state government had fixed a pre-bid meeting for bidders in mid-March but it has been postponed and a revised date is yet to be announced.
The state-owned Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (Tidco), the nodal agency for developing the new airport, has announced that the date of pre-bid meeting for consultancy services would be notified in "due course". Pre-bid meeting is meant for firms who are interested to bid for being a consultant for the project, they seek clarifications and suggestions ahead of the selection process.
A tender for request for proposal (RFP) for appointing a consultant to study various issues including preparation of techno-economic feasibility report was floated in February.
02/08/20 Yogesh Kabirdoss/Times of India
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