PWD will send explanation to Delhi govt over less utilization of funds
According to a PWD official, an explanation regarding the less expenditure will be sent to the government.
Delhi Finance Secretary Renu Sharma has expressed concern over less than 10 percent expenditure of the budget allotted to the public works department in executing various government's projects in the first quarter.
Projects like remodeling of hospitals, construction of polyclinics, ITO Skywalk and strengthening of Ring Road from Ashram to AIIMS, among others, were taken up for discussion, drawing ire of the finance secretary.
In a written communication to its officials, the PWD said it appears that the construction of skywalk at ITO is likely to miss its July deadline and the work should be expedited and the fund be utilized fully.
It stated the sanction of several projects were issued in the last three-four months, but the tenders for the same are yet to be called by the department, whereas some of the projects are delayed resulting in less utilization of funds.
"The sanction of eight hospitals have been issued by the Cabinet, but still no tender for the same has been invited. The project manager (health) should indicate timelines for pre-construction activities," it stated.
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