Corruption threatens CWG 2010

Posted By: Nitsi
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New Delhi, Jul 29: India's first Commonwealth Games have turned as a spectacle of corruption in all the stadiums in New Delhi.

CNN-IBN has accessed a report of the Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC) which points to corruption at every level in the organization of the games. The CVC report says that almost all organizations executing infrastructure works for Commonwealth Games have disregarded rules in tenders and increased their prices. This means contractors have been paid more.

Despite this price rise , infrastructure has been allegedly delayed and poor quality has been brought to notice in all the venues.

The reports further says there is no guarantee of quality of the work done because test records have been fabricated to show compliance. Concrete used in infrastructure work has failed to meet the requirement of strength. Concrete used in the stadiums is an ordinary mixture instead of the prescribed 'ready mix concrete'. This poses a risk to athletes and spectators at the games. A third party inspection agency appointed to submit monthly report has not prepared even a single report on work quality.

Even the electrical installations have not been tested in 14 out of the 17 venues before putting it to public use. The CVC report says, in this condition electrical mishaps will likely to take place.

Early this year, CVC had decided not to blow the whistle about corruption at the games on a request from the Prime Minister's Office and for the fear of being branded obstructionist, but now a number of complaints has forced the agency to to look into the matters.

The report, exclusively accessed by CNN-IBN, has been sent to all Central government and Delhi government departments responsible for handling the game works.

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