Questions raised by CAG on CWG venues

August 5th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The following are the questions raised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) regarding construction of Commonwealth Games Venues:

1. There were delays relating to venue development at all stages

2. Significant deficiencies in design inputs for execution were noticed in cases where foreign partners were involved

3. Different implementation agencies followed different processes for award of major construction works

4. Deficiencies in the process for award of major works related mainly to pre-qualification and eligibility

5. Inconsistencies in eligibility criteria, but also delays in the process of award and execution

6. Appointment of Consulting Engineering Services (CES) as the main design consultant for the five main stadia was seriously flawed

7. The main work of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool Complex was awarded on a lumpsum contract

8. Concessions given to the contractor was in deviation from the spirit of the lumpsum contract

9. A firm, otherwise ineligible for the composite work of the indoor cycling velodrome, was irregularly qualified for upgradation and construction of Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex

10. There were deficiencies in the bidding process for the wrestling stadium, ultimately resulting in a single financial bid, which raises concerns on the competitiveness of the bidding process

11. In the case of the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, audit revealed dilution of pre-qualification criteria benefiting a particular contractor.

12. Key issues related to selection of Commonwealth Games Village site were not properly addressed

13. Emaar MGF also illegally constructed 17 additional dwelling units in the basement meant for parking

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