Jamshedpur : The district administration today finalized the contractor for the inter-state bus terminus at Mango. The contract was bagged by Takeshwar Tiwary alias Goldie Tiwary during the tender held at DC office under strict security. The deal was struck at Rs 78 lakhs. The contractor has been asked to deposit the caution mone, which is 60 per cent of the final total amount at JNAC.
The charges fixed for the long distance bus will be Rs 100, Rs 50 for near distance while Rs 25 for light commercial vehicles. The contractor will not only manage the operation of busses will also maintain rest rooms for the transport operators, apart from providing systematic bus parking facility. The tender will be valid from March 1, 2014 to April 1, 2015.
DC Amitabh Kaushal said that one of the primary objectives of the initiative is to control and systemise the random pick up and drop points of private bus operators. A total of seven bidders comprising Upendra Singh, Kanhaiya Singh, Vinay Singh, Takeshwar Tiwary, Sunita Singh and Raghvendra Prasad Singh one of the bidder was debarred from participating the process as he failed to submit valid documents. Private players and the Bihar State Road Transport Corporation operate long distance buses from the existing bus stand at Mango.
District officials said that private participation will be ensured in the management of the bus terminus, though the management will have to abide by the government norms. However, to safeguard the interests of common people, following the government guidelines will be mandatory.