The North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s preliminary audit report on Rani Jhansi flyover stated that the project took an additional 18 years to be completed owing to improper planning and inadequate monitoring. This also resulted in the cost being escalated by a whopping Rs 546.5 crore, the report said.
The report compiled by the office of the municipal chief auditor of north corporation, on the directions of the standing committee, pointed out that the project, which could have been completed in five years, took an additional 18 years ( 23 in total) and resulted in a 300% escalation in project cost. The original estimate was Rs 177.7 crore but the final cost was Rs 724.2 crore.
The planning for the 1.6km flyover, which starts near St Stephen’s hospital and extends till Filmistan Cinema, and was meant to decongest areas in central Delhi, started in 1998. However, construction started only in 2008 . Read More