GHMC denies irregularity in tenders for CoP-11
Based on the replies to applications filed under the Right to information (RTI) Act, activists have alleged Greater Hyderabad municipal Corporation (GHMC) of misusing the funds meant for the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Cop-11) meet at Hyderabad.
It was alleged that funds worth around Rs. 270 crore were spent but not a single penny was spent on any activity related to conservation of biodiversity. The activists contended that major recipients of the fund were GHMC (125 crores), followed by police department (70 crores). They said that these departments failed to reply to queries related to the amount spent by them and also questioned the quality of work undertaken.
The GHMC commissioner has now briefed the media that there was no irregularity in the procedures followed as well as the quality of works undertaken for CoP-11. He stated that all works were allotted following proper tender process. He also said that the GHMC quality control wing as well as third party quality control by reputed agencies checked the quality of the works undertaken.