In a first for the hills, the Jan Andolan Party yesterday printed huge flexes containing RTI responses, to allege that PHE Department under GTA had submitted work completed report in June to combat Kalimpong water woes, without the work actually being done.
The RTI report, copies of which are posted below point to the fact that various projects relating to water management were sanctioned by GTA PHE department in in January of 2014. The projects amount to close to Rs 26 crores, were supposed to have been completed by now, but it hasn’t happened till date.
Corresponding with the press, JAP Youth President Naresh Rai said, “we have exposed the fact that PHE had sanctioned 26 crores for various water related projects… and even though the PHE now claims only 80% work has been done, fact is they have already submitted report claiming work has been completed in June itself.”
He added, “till date none of the officials from GTA PHE department have visited the work sites and they issued work completed report without even visiting the sites once…”
Our attempts at reaching the PHE Engineers were futile yesterday, however we will try to get their reaction again today.
Meanwhile Mr. Rai said, “we have clicked pictures and videos of the sites which clearly show that work has not been done properly… this is why we started the signature campaign to expose this corruption in GTA PHE Department… we won’t let public’s money to be misused anymore… we request the people of Kalimpong to come forward and demand answers.”
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