The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered FIRs against some officials of the public works department, a state government agency, and private contractors for the alleged irregularities in the Barapullah Elevated Road project, in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games held in October 2010.
"On Saturday, the CBI registered a case against certain public works department officials and private firms (over irregularities) in the Barapullah flyover construction project. The details are awaited," said a CBI spokesperson.
Originally, the total cost of the project was estimated at R433.71 crore.
Last year, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had asked the CBI to probe the Barapullah case along with some other cases related to the Commonwealth Games.
According to a CBI source, preliminary probe by the agency revealed that the accused PWD officials had not properly monitored the construction work carried out by the contractors.
“Delay in awarding the contract by PWD had led to the spiralling cost of the project, which caused loss to the exchequer,” he said.