Civic of­fi­cials taken to task over pend­ing projects

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G MO­HI­UD­DIN JEDDY

Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe held a marathon 8 hour meet­ing with the of­fi­cials of the engi­neer­ing depart­ment of NMMC re­cently. He is re­ported to have taken the of­fi­cials to task for the pend­ing de­vel­op­ment projects in the city.

Mundhe told the of­fi­cials that hence­forth no ex­ten­sions will be given with­out valid rea­son and de­manded that the works be com­pleted in time and their qual­ity be en­sured. He has also is­sued show cause no­tices to some of­fi­cials for al­leged neg­li­gence in work.

Not one ma­jor pro­ject of the civic body has been com­pleted on time. Al­most every con­trac­tor is reg­u­larly given re­peated ex­ten­sions. The slow pace of work re­sults in cost es­ca­la­tion that is borne by the civic trea­sury.

A source said, “The com­mis­sioner stated that pub­lic money needs to be used well. He was up­set with the in­crease in costs due to the de­lays. He is­sued show cause no­tices to some of­fi­cials for neg­li­gence in work.”

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