Inquiry in road laying along India-China border
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 18:57
New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has ordered a Court of Inquiry to investigate irregularities reported in the construction of roads along the India-China border and officers found guilty prima facie have been removed from their posts, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

"Some irregularities in allocation of tender as well as in construction of roads were reported. Chief Technical Examiner of the Border Roads Development board has carried out audit of certain roads along the Indo-China border.

"A COI has been ordered to investigate irregularities reported in works in Himachal Pradesh," the minister said in a written reply.

"Chief Technical Examiner of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has also taken up some cases pertaining to the roads," he said.

The Minister said that "officers against whom prima facie cases were found have been removed from their present assignment."

The BRO, which is under the Ministry of Defence, has been entrusted with construction of 61 roads covering a length of 3,394 Km along the Indo-China border.

To another query, the minister said the Himachal Pradesh government had requested the Dogra Regimental Centre to be shifted to the state from its present location Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.

"It was moved from Meerut to Faizabad in 1976 and large-scale infrastructure has been developed. Hence, shifting it from Faizabad to Una in Himachal Pradesh has not been found practically and financially viable," Antony said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 18:57

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