Mumbai, July 28 -- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday said that it has issued a notice to the contractor, warning of penalty for allegedly delaying the work of setting up oxygen plants in the city, amid the anticipation of the third Covid-19 wave.

P Velrasu, additional municipal commissioner of the BMC confirmed issuing a notice to the contractor.

In the notice, the BMC has said, "Considering the work progress sites, the period of completion .i.e. 30 days was already expired. You are hereby instructed to complete the work immediately without fail, otherwise, a penalty will be levied to you, as per terms and conditions of the tender."

The civic body has planned to set up 16 oxygen plants at nine locations in the city ...