City legislators from the ruling Congress-NCP alliance on Friday urged Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to order a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probe into road contracts worth Rs 5,000 crore, awarded by the civic body in the past five years.
In its July 23 edition, HT had reported on how despite spending Rs 5,000 crore of taxpayers’ money, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) own data showed there were 6,000 potholes in the city.
Legislators Amin Patel, Baba Siddiqui, Madhu Chavan, Ashok Jadhav and Nawab Malik submitted the memorandum to the Chavan.
“The BMC has used inferior quality of bitumen, concrete mix and special mix used to fix potholes causing the bad condition of roads…There is huge corruption in the contracts given by the BMC which needs to be looked into,” the letter stated.
It also requested Chavan to re-examine the fixing of responsibility of roads at the BMC level.