CVC examining CWG construction works of over Rs 2400 crore

The Central Vigilance Commission is examining 16 construction works having estimated cost of over Rs 2,450 crore for the Commonwealth Games.

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2010, 22:43 PM IST

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission
is examining 16 construction works having estimated cost of
over Rs 2,450 crore for the Commonwealth Games.

Commission in an RTI reply to activist S C Agarwal
said Chief Technical Examination Officer (CTEO) of the
Commission has conducted "intensive examination" of 16 works
related to Commonwealth Games but added they were done in a
routine manner.

Besides number of complaints of alleged corruption have
been received by it which are under different stages of
investigations, the Commission said.

The estimated cost of the work examined by the CTEO is
Rs 2477.22 crore, the reply said.

Some major works examined by the anti-corruption watchdog
include much criticised Barapulla Nala connecting Sarai Kale
Khan with main venue Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, construction
work at Rajaram Kohli Marg, Flyover at Naraina T point among
others.

The Commission said it has received number of complaints
including one against A K Jain, Chief Engineer CPWD for
alleged irregularity in the tendering process for LED display
board meant for MCD National Stadium.

The CVC said the complaints include alleged
irregularities in construction of Siri Fort stadium, purchase
of air-conditioners for DDA flats, construction of road under
bridge in Seva Nagar, street lighting in the national capital
done by MCD in which CBI report is awaited and construction of
bus shelters.

The CVC has informed the Delhi Government that it would
"not pursue" the matter further in the purchase of "secure
communication network" for the Games.

"In addition, complaints regarding purchase of Medical
Equipment for Commonwealth Games, selection of tainted project
officers for CWG, proposal for production of Vehicle Graphics,
standees, banners and signages for Queen`s Baton Relay, 2010
Delhi have been sent to GNCTD for necessary action at their
end," the reply from CVC said.

PTI