Sept 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's capital city government Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) plans to spend millions of rupees to build bus halts in the Colombo metropolitan area ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will be held in November in the city.
The local media reported today that the CMC will spend Rs. 89 million to build these bus stands within the CMC limits.
The Finance Committee of the CMC has reportedly met on Wednesday (4) to consider the uninvited bid proposal.
According to the report tabled before the Finance Committee by Municipal Treasurer, K.D. Chithrapala, a sum of Rs 88,264,311 (including VAT) has been quoted for the construction of 80 bus halts.
Chitrapala has told the Committee that under Section 188(D) of the Municipal Council Ordinance, the CMC is authorized to bear an expenditure of this nature from its funds.