Thane: The Central Government has ordered an inquiry into the corruption in the Smart City works in Thane city. The Central Director of Smart City, Kunal Kumar has sent a letter to the Chief Secretary of the state and has ordered an inquiry into the scam and an action taken report by January 27.
It is to be known that BJP Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, MLA Niranjan Davkhare, BJP leader in Municipal Corporation Manohar Dumbre, city vice-president Sujay Patki had met Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri a few days ago and there was corruption in smart city works, consulting The complaint was filed alleging the firms of extortionate money and very slow pace of works.
A meeting of the BJP delegation was held in the Union Minister’s office on 7 December 2020 in the presence of Smart City Mission chief Arun Kumar and other officials. According to Niranjan Davkhare, the inquiry was ordered on January 6 and the Central Director Kunal Kumar has sent a letter to the Chief Secretary of the state and asked for the complete report by January 27. Davkhare has said that the process of corruption continues in the Municipal Corporation. Apart from the smart city, there is a massive rigging in all the other works of the Municipal Corporation. This investigation is just the beginning and big scams will come to the fore.
Rs 387 crore spent on 35 projects
BJP proposed Extended Railway Station between Thane and Mulund, Smart Meters in the City of Water Supply Scheme, Thane East Satis, Water Front Development, Masunda Talab Beautification, Gavdevi Underground Parking, Command Center, Water Supply Remodeling of Thane Railway Station Complex, Smart Toilets It has been accused of huge irregularities in works, spending crores on consultant companies without need, non-completion of most of the works, despite spending Rs 387 crore on 35 projects in five years, citizens are not getting any benefit of smart city project.