The state government has ordered an official inquiry into the huge markups in the tender issuing process for the Mithi River cleaning works. A secretary-level officer of the urban development department (UDD) will conduct the probe, said Bhaskar Jadhav, minister of state for urban development, in the legislative council on Wednesday.
HT had reported on June 26 that the state was planning to order a probe in the allegations of corruption in the widening and deepening of Mithi River.
“There are five tenders released by the BMC for de-silting and cleaning of the river. All of them were cleared at a 35% markup. But, the MMRDA did not do the same. A secretary from UDD will inquire into this,” said Jadhav.