PORVORIM: Congress leaders meet Sunil Kumar, Audit Officer CAG, to demand an Audit report on 47 Smart City Projects in the capital city of Panaji.
“Seven years have passed, but no audit has been done of Imagine Panjim Smart City projects. If a special audit isn’t done, then they will go to court, warned Congress leaders,” said Elvis Gomes.
He further said that SPV for smart city Panaji is unmanned. Also, there is no website.
“‘Smart Roads’ have taken 4 trucks down already. All Mission guidelines were flouted. Secretary SCM ignoring this ‘scam’ of 1000 crores?” he questioned
Gomes said that it was a guideline by the Central government to involve all agencies and should have been a citizen-centric mission.
“But no information is given about this project. Even the website is defunct,” he said.
Congress alleged that this was a major scam and that they would take appropriate steps if the work was not done properly.
Janardhan Bhandari said that people and tourists are suffering due to the ongoing work taking place for the last many years.
“BJP is trying to loot money by doing sub-standard work,” he said.