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CVC raises questions on high cost of stadia

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (PTI): The Central Vigilance Commission has found serious procedural lapses and vast differences between the estimated and tendered costs in the development of almost all the Commonwealth Games venues here.

It has sought clarification from the authorities concerned on this as the difference in cost ranged from 30 per cent to nearly 100 per cent.

According to an internal investigation report made after inspecting the Games stadia, the Commission has noted wrong justification of rates while procuring items, poor quality of construction, grant of work to ineligible firms, rigged tender process, payment of crores of rupees for non-existent items and use of inferior products.

The Games construction works related to stadia as well as other aspects which are under the scanner of the anti-corruption watchdog, were carried out by agencies like Central Public Works Department, Public Works Department, New Delhi Municipal Council, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi Development Authority and RITES, a Government of India enterprise and are worth over Rs 760 crore.

The Commission has found alleged financial irregularities in about 16 Games projects costing Rs 2,477.22 crore.

According to the report, the authorities were far from completing construction and renovation due to various administrative lacunae and improper planning.

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CVC raises questions on high cost of stadia

NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (PTI): The Central Vigilance Commission has found serious procedural lapses and vast differences between the estimated and tendered costs in the development of almost all the Commonwealth Games venues here.

It has sought clarification from the authorities concerned on this as the difference in cost ranged from 30 per cent to nearly 100 per cent.

According to an internal investigation report made after inspecting the Games stadia, the Commission has noted wrong justification of rates while procuring items, poor quality of construction, grant of work to ineligible firms, rigged tender process, payment of crores of rupees for non-existent items and use of inferior products.

The Games construction works related to stadia as well as other aspects which are under the scanner of the anti-corruption watchdog, were carried out by agencies like Central Public Works Department, Public Works Department, New Delhi Municipal Council, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi Development Authority and RITES, a Government of India enterprise and are worth over Rs 760 crore.

The Commission has found alleged financial irregularities in about 16 Games projects costing Rs 2,477.22 crore.

According to the report, the authorities were far from completing construction and renovation due to various administrative lacunae and improper planning.