NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (PTI) - The embattled organising committee of the Delhi Commonwealth Games today claimed that it has cleared dues amounting to Rs 111.84 crore to 36 of the 45 foreign companies involved with the conduct of the event held last year.
The remaining nine companies have already been paid Rs 191.11 crore and a balance amount to the tune of Rs 17.80 crore has been withheld owing to non-performance of contractual obligations, the OC, which is facing allegations of widescale corruption, said.
The companies which have got their dues include eight vendors to whom payments have been made between January 24 to January 31.
In addition, there are 71 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) to whom a total travel grant to the tune of Rs 16.74 crore was payable. Out of these, the OC said, 64 CGAs have been paid Rs 14.