MMRDA was cheated by M/s Laqshya Media Limited for Rs 24 crore
Anil Galgali : Contract of beautification and advertising
With great fanfare, the MMRDA administration awarded the contract for beautification and advertisement of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue, Santacruz to Prabodhankar Thackeray flyover, Bandra to M/s Laqshya Media Limited. However, the MMRDA administration has given a shocking confession to RTI activist Anil Galgali that not a single penny has been paid even after 20 months. At present M/s Laqshya Media Limited has cheated Rs 24 crore to MMRDA.
RTI activist Anil Galgali had asked the MMRDA administration that The MMRDA administration has awarded contracts for beautification and advertisement of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue, Santacruz to Prabodhankar Thackeray flyover, Bandra and information regarding pending license fee. The MMRDA administration has given all the documents to Anil Galgali and clarified that as mentioned in the tender, The Bank Guarantee Authority has received Rs 1.33 crore through M/s Laqshya Media Limited. But so far the license fee has not been paid to the MMRDA Authority through M/s Laqshya Media Limited.
The MMRDA administration issued an offer letter on 28 September 2020 for 15 years.The tender was issued by the MMRDA administration on March 4, 2020. Work order was given to M/s Laqshya Media Limited on 7 December 2020. It allowed advertising of 3199.84 square meters in 82 places. A 15-year contract was signed on the condition of an increase of 5 per cent per annum. License fee was fixed at 13 crore 30 lakh 33 thousand 390 rupees. Today Not a single money has been filled by M/s Laqshya Media Limited.
Anil Galgali letter has been sent to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, MMRDA president Eknath Shinde and MMRDA’s metropolitan commissioner Srinivasa demanding blacklisting of M/s Laqshya Media Limited. M/s Laqshya Media Limited who has not paid a single penny for the last 20 months. Who favors M/s Laqshya Media Limited? This should be investigated and a case of fraud should be registered by recovering money along with interest.