Corruption detected in Commonwealth projects

August 3rd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government has detected prima facie cases of deficiencies, irregularities and use of sub-standard material in some Commonwealth Games projects, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

The discovery was made by the Chief Technical Examiner’s Organization (CTEO) of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) during examination of Games projects, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy said.

The minister said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered six cases in this regard.

He said samples of cement and concrete taken from flyovers at Naraina, Barapulla and Gazipur “failed to meet the contracted standards”.

He said the executing departments had been told by the CVC to carry out further conformity tests to know the safety of the structures and quality of concrete.

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