Habitat was consultancy; withdrew from Life Mission of our own free will, says Shankar
Thiruvananthapuram: The chairman of Habitat Technology Group and architect G Shankar said that they were not excluded from the Life Mission project of the government. He told Mathrubhumi News that Habitat was only a consultancy of the project and they withdrew from the project in Wadakkancherry of their own free will.
"The hospital was not included in the plans prepared by the Habitat. The government had demanded that the project should be limited to Rs 15 crore. I have not heard about Unitac Builders before. I don't know if the housing complex is being constructed completely based on the plan prepared by Habitat," Shankar said.
"We decided to withdraw due to some technical reasons. The cooperation in the project was stopped with mutual agreement. We applied to terminate the contract. After receiving a letter in April, we came to know that a foreign agency is sponsoring the project. They also said an organisation has offered to provide assistance," he added.
In a discussion held later, they demanded to redesign the project reducing the estimate to Rs 15 crore. We redesigned according to this request and handed over the soft copy. Only after this, we withdrew from the project, Shankar stated.