Business insurers, insurance companies and insurance car auctions are all set to bid for Mumbai’s largest morgue on Sunday, the city’s chief medical officer (CMO) said.
The bid is expected to reach a price of around Rs 1,000 crore, and will be submitted to the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMMC) by Friday, the CMO said in a statement on Saturday.
The morgue is located in a public space on the outskirts of the city, and has a capacity of about 15,000 to 20,000 people.
The CMO, who is in charge of the morgue, said the bids will be made on Monday.
The bids will include bids from insurance companies of various sizes and from companies involved in business, including banks, private companies and construction firms.
The bids will also be made by private firms with a minimum bid of Rs 3 lakh and an individual bid of up to Rs 5 lakh.
The MMMC would review bids on a case-by-case basis.
The MMMC had earlier rejected a bid from a private company for the moruary space and the bidding process on the site has stalled.