Vijayawada

Capital works worth ₹35,847 crore in various stages of execution

Works with a total contract value (TCV) of ₹35,847 crore were in various stages of completion in the Capital of Andhra Pradesh and the government had not come out with an ordinance on the Amaravati Core Capital Area, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Botcha Satyanarayana told the Legislative Assembly here on Thursday.

Answering a question raised by Telugu Desam Party MLA Maddali Giridhara Rao, the Minister said only about 10 works were more than 50% complete and rest of the works were less than 25% complete.

Cabinet sub-committee

The Minister said, in the light of the several allegations with regard to excess tenders of the capital works and corruption, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had constituted a Cabinet Sub-Committee to probe the issue.

An expert committee with engineers and accountants had also been constituted to look into the allegations. The expert committee was making field inspections and it would submit its report soon. The Cabinet Sub-Committee would take a decision with the help of the experts’ committee report, the Minister said.

A decision would be taken on the different types of works once both committees submitted their reports, Mr. Satyanarayana said.

Progress of works

According to the details submitted to the Legislative Assembly, 68 works with a TCV of ₹35,847.05 crore were in various stages of progress.

An annexure to the question gave description of the works, agency executing it, total contract value, physical and financial progress of the works.

The progress of the first phase of the judicial complex having a contract value of ₹98.49 crore, was 95% physical and 79% financial.

The physical progress in the housing for MLAs, NGOs and government officers with a TCV of ₹2,209.43 crore was 50%, 44% and 49% respectively.

Takes a dig

Mr. Giridhara Rao said “a committee had been constituted” had become the stock reply for all issues. The capital was an issue that affected the sentiment of five crore Andhra people. Farmers had sacrificed 33,000 acres for the capital, he said and urged the government to take a decision on it at the earliest.


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