Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the termination of the EPC & PMC Contracts for the 48 MW Lower Kalnai HEP, updation of the DPR and retendering of the balance works of the Project under EPC mode.
The 48 MW Lower Kalnai Hydel Project is a run of the river project in District Doda. The project was awarded on EPC basis in September, 2013 to M/s Coastal projects Pro Limited and was scheduled to be completed in September, 2017. Due to poor progress work and listing of coastal projects in the insolvency list of RBI, the Management a Finance Sub-Committee, recommended termination of the Contract and encashment of PBGs.
The Contract of PMC of Lower Kalnai HEP was awarded to M/S ICCS-Rodic Consultants Consortium which was to be completed within 48 months. In view of poor progress of the main EPC Contract, the PMC was asked to minimize its manpower deployment. Subsequently, the PMC demobilized their staff, handed over the records and formally closed their services in August, 2018.
The SAC accorded sanction to the termination of EPC Contract with M/s Coastal Projects Limited and termination of PMC Contract with M/s ICCS-Rodic Consultants Consortium as per the provisions of the Contract Agreement.
The SAC also approved revision of the DPR to exclude the work already executed and to include only the balance works, updation of the DPR to the present price level and retendering the balance works of the Project under EPC mode.
Further, the SAC authorized the Commissioner/Secretary, PDD/ Managing Director, JKSPDC to take the required action in this regard.