BANGALORE: After Hanumanthnagar councillor K Chandrashekhar (Congress) alleged that Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited (KRIDL) was entrusted with multiple works in the year 2009-10 without inviting tenders, KRIDL has now defended that the works were undertaken after receiving technical and administrative approval from BBMP.
In the recent council meeting, he had cited that the work undertaken by KRIDL was exemption under Section 4(G) of the Karnataka Transparency Act.
In its statement, KRIDL said that all the works entrusted to them were done under BBMP technical official’s guidance and bills were paid after Project Management Consultanting (PMC) appointed by BBMP confirmed the work.
The release said that between 2002 and 2010, KRIDL had taken 809 works of which 659 works were completed and the remaining 150 works were under completion. The total amount spent on these works is `258 crore, of which `136.76 crore is released and the remaining `121.24 crore is yet to be released.