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Noida authority to probe projects executed in last 5 years by government agency

Allegedly the Noida authority paid more than the sanctioned amount for various projects, which were started during former chief minister Mayawati’s government.

noida Updated: Jul 07, 2017 22:14 IST
Vinod Rajput
The Noida authority to probe into Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden.
The Noida authority to probe into Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

The Noida authority chief executive officer Amit Mohan Prasad has ordered a probe into the projects executed by the state government agency Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (UPRNN) in the last five years, officials said.

The move comes after allegations that the Noida authority paid more than the sanctioned amount for various projects, which were started during former chief minister Mayawati’s government in the state and were executed in the last five years.

“The authority has decided to probe into projects to ascertain whether the Noida authority had overspent on projects or not,” said a Noida authority official.

The CEO has asked chief engineer Hom Singh Yadav to collect information on all projects, which have been executed by the UPRNN. Noida authority’s financial controller Manmohan Mishra confirmed the instruction given to the chief engineer.

“The chief engineer will submit a report on details about all projects undertaken by UPRNN. The details will include when the project was started, how much it has been completed, the amount spent on the project and what was the initial budget of a particular project,” the official said.

RNN had built the Dalit Prerna Sthal with a Rs 675 crore budget and the Green Garden, Rs 55 crore bridge across Hindon river, car parking lot in sector 95 and a school in sector 44 among others.

The Noida authority had invested a whopping Rs 675 crore in building this park spread over 36 acres and located in Sector 93 on the Delhi-Noida border near the Kalindi Kunj barrage. The park is located next to the Okhla bird sanctuary. The UPRNN had cut around 10,000 old trees. Environmentalists and political parties had opposed to the move of cutting trees.

“We had objected to the park only for one reason because it had destroyed the years old trees and damaged the protected wildlife sanctuary located next to it. The park could have been built without cutting the trees and affecting the flora and fauna of the sanctuary,” said Vikrant Tongad, an environmentalist.

“The Noida authority wants to make a list of all the projects, which have been executed by the UPRNN. If the UPRNN has not finished a project as per the deadline, the probe will also find out as to why the project got delayed,” said an official in the Noida authority.