Probe into projects by black­listed con­trac­tors: TMC

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol

THANE: The con­trac­tors black­listed by the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) also have con­tracts in the Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion.

This was re­vealed in the stand­ing com­mit­tee meet­ing.

The stand­ing com­mit­tee chair­man San­jay Waghule has or­dered an in­quiry into the projects un­der­taken by the con­trac­tors. The com­mit­tee has also given a stay on the pro­pos­als tabled in the meet­ing which in­volve the con­trac­tors.

The BMC has un­earthed cor­rup­tion in road works worth in crores and black­listed sev­eral con­trac­tors re­lated to these works. They have also set up an in­quiry into the works of these con­trac­tors.

NCP cor­po­ra­tor Yo­gesh Janker ques­tioned the ad­min­is­tra­tion in the meet­ing over the black­listed con­trac­tors.

“Are any of these con­trac­tors car­ry­ing out any projects in the city?” he said.

An­other NCP con­trac­tor Na­jib Mul­lah said, “What mea­sures has the Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion taken to en­sure that the Mum­bai in­ci­dent is not re­peated. Is the cor­po­ra­tion aware what projects are un­der­taken by these black­listed con­trac­tors?”

The civic ad­min­is­tra­tion agreed that some of these con­trac­tors are al­loted projects in Thane too.

Ratan Awsar­mol, city engi­neer, said, “We do not have the in­for­ma­tion on where the work of these con­tra­tors is go­ing on. We will pre­pare a list in the com­ing days.”

Ad­di­tional mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Ashok Rankhamb added, “Such a lax at­ti­tude will not be tol­er­ated. The of­fi­cials should be aware of such mat­ters. All the de­part­ments should take pre­cau­tions while al­lot­ting con­tracts in fu­ture. They should col­lect the in­for­ma­tion and sub­mit to the com­mit­tee so the fur­ther course of ac­tion can be de­icded.”

Waghule gave direc­tions to form a three-mem­ber com­mit­tee to in­quire into the work of the con­trac­tors.

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