Sewage pipeline was to be shifted, but it’s found where it was!
Gurugram, Feb. 5 (Delhi Crown): A scam worth Rs. 7 crores has been unearthed after almost three years of completion of the flyover above IFFCO chowk in Gurugram.
A sum of Rs 7 crores was sanctioned and paid by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to the Gurugram Development Management Authority (GMDA) for purportedly shifting a sewage pipeline under the IFFCO Chowk prior to the beginning of construction of underpass and flyover at the spot.
It came to light recently, when a side wall of the flyover collapsed due to heavy rains, that the sewage pipeline was never shifted!
The blame game has begun between the officials of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), with each side blaming the other over the “payment”.
The work on the flyover project began in 2017 and was completed in 2019. The payment was cleared in 2019 after proper signatures by the then concerned officials.
The NHAI had executed a Rs 2000 crore project to construct the underpasses and the flyover at the spot, in a bid to decongest it from the regular traffic jams.
No police complaint, or legal action, has been initiated yet, even as work has begun for strengthening the stretch (sewer pipeline) and connecting it with a new line.