UP government orders probe into alleged misuse of money in Gomati River Front Development project

Apr 7, 2017 15:00 IST

The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in first week of April 2017 set up a high-level judicial committee to probe the alleged misuse of money and work being carried out on Gomati River Front Development project.

An official spokesman said, the three-member committee will be headed by retired judge of Allahabad High Court, Alok Kumar Singh. The committee has been asked to file its report within 45 days.

Task of the Alok Kumar Committee: The committee will probe several aspects, including delay in construction work, quality of work, significance of the project in view of environment conservation and irregularities in its implementation.

As per reports, Rs 1500 crore was allocated for the Gomati River Front Development project of which 90 per cent of has been spent, while only 60 per cent of work was completed.

The project came under scrutiny of CM Yogi after he visited the project site. He expressed dissatisfaction over the alleged misuse of funds and additional demand to complete the project.

Yogi said the project will be linked with the Centre’s initiative of scheme Namami Gange Project.

Comment: The constitution of the committee can be termed as a newly appointed Chief Minister step towards weeding out corruption in the state.

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