Widening the ongoing probe into the alleged irregularities committed in the conduct and organisation of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday night registered a case in Barapulla flyover construction.
The case was registered against certain Public Works Department (PWD) officials and a private firm, CBI spokesperson Dharini Mishra said. She said that further details were yet to be known. Incidentally, the case was registered within five days of the arrest of the former CWG Organising Committee chief and Congress MP from Pune Suresh Kalmadi.
The Shunglu Committee, which was set up by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to look into CWG mess and which submitted its report on CWG recently, has also questioned the very need of the Barapulla elevated corridor which links the CWG games village near Akshardham Temple across the river Yamuna to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the heart of the Capital.
It said that if the traffic police could have implemented dedicated lanes elsewhere, it could have easily transported athletes from the Games Village to the stadium without having to construct the structure.
The committee said in its report that if the government had acted sooner, it could have saved Rs. 109 crore cost overruns. Constructing the flyover cost nearly Rs 56,000 per square metre and the corridor suffered major delays even before the construction started.