Delhi Govt Directs ACB to Probe Corruption in Works

The AAP-ruled Delhi Government on Friday directed the state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to probe into the alleged corruption in the work of construction a ring road bypass from Salumgarh Fort to Velodrome road in Delhi.

Published: 08th February 2014 07:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2014 07:46 AM   |  A+A-

The AAP-ruled Delhi Government on Friday directed the state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to probe into the alleged corruption in the work of construction a ring road bypass from Salumgarh Fort to Velodrome road in Delhi.

The ring road bypass project was part of the Delhi Government-executed projects worth several thousands of crores of rupees while preparing for the Commonwealth Games 2010.

The Delhi Government had called for several files, documents, tender-related papers, CAG Reports, Shunglu Committee Reports etc. related to works executed by the PWD and the Government of the NCT of Delhi during the Commonwealth Games in 2010. The facts emerged on scrutiny of the Performance Audit Report on XIX Commonwealth Games (CWG 2010).  High-Level Committee on the CWG (Shunglu Committee) state that this work was given in two packages, viz., Package I (major part was flyovers) and Package II (major part was Roads).

Simplex Infrastructure (Pvt) Ltd being the L-1 during the tender process, were given the work orders for `194.71 crore for Package I and `214 crore for Package II.

M/S Simplex Infra Pvt Ltd was one of the 13 Category-A contractors (who could undertake works worth over `100 crore) who were qualified in between 2005-08 during the pre-bid exercises, a statement from Delhi CM’s office said.

In 2008, with the help of the B&S Engineering Consultants Pvt. Ltd. detailed estimates were prepared for the Ring Road Bypass work at `157.44 crore and `172.75 crore for package I and II respectively and NITs were issued, the statement said.

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