“We have allotted the design work to a Panchkulabased company for Rs 26 lakh after a competition. A total of 24 firms had applied. All of them gave a presentation to a high-level technical committee.
The selected firm will complete the job in a given time frame. It will also provide us environmental clearance, carry out related work and remain with us till the end of the construction,” sources in CHB said.
Achieving FAR (floor area ratio), having circulation and green areas, and plans for environment-friendly project were some of the key criteria for the selection.
Around eight to 10 towers are planned at the site. The Haryana government has demanded three towers for its bureaucrats, while two towers each are kept for the Punjab government and PGI. The UT administration has also asked for a tower, but it is yet to give a final reply to the authority.
“We have given a reminder to both the state governments and PGI for the initial payment. The Haryana government payment is expected soon, but Punjab and PGI have yet to respond. All three have showed interest in the towers, however,” a senior officer said.