New Delhi: Civic agencies which had promised to give a face-lift to Delhi during the Commonwealth Games-2010 can now face fire as the report, prepared on alleged financial irregularities during the sporting extravaganza by VK Shunglu Committee, has been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The report prepared by the committee on irregularities in infrastructure projects was sent by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to the Home Ministry. The PMO has demanded follow-up action from MHA in this regard.

The Shunglu Committee has put agencies like PWD, DDA, MCD, and CPWD, including the Delhi Government and Lt Governor’s office under scanner.

The report has pointed out delay in implementation of work which lead to huge financial loses and collusion with contractors. The panel has also mentioned names of those who are indirectly involved.

Holding top officials like PWD Principal Secretary K K Sharma, the then chief engineer R Subramanium, NDMC chief Parimal Rai, responsible for irregularities, the report stated that similarly other officers should also be identified, who are named in the report.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna are also indirectly in the dock.

According to the report, the state government had made no concrete plans for projects related to roads and transport. CM Dikshit should take responsibility, the report read.

On the other hand, the panel found flaws in construction works by the Delhi Development Authority.
As per an estimate by the panel, the Delhi government carried out works worth Rs 5500 crore in which many civic agencies had taken up projects.

However, the delay in implementation of the projects incurred a loss of Rs 800 crore.

JPN/Bureau