Chandrapur: Regarding the demand for a third-party inquiry against the alleged substandard construction of STP and sewage pipeline for New Chandrapur Basti of MHADA on the outskirts of the city. Social organization SPSS will start a hunger strike on Monday.
Sanjivani Paryavaran Samajik Sanstha president Rajesh Bele has also made a similar allegation that the sewage pipeline to be constructed at a cost of about Rs 53.29 crore and sewage treatment plant of 24 million liters per day capacity is of very poor quality.
He has also said that cracks have also been found in the walls of the sewage treatment plants and also in 1,850 out of 2,594 manholes of sewage lines due to poor quality construction.
Bele has also said that work on the pipeline, which is also about 60-75 km long, has been found to be “in violation of the government’s terms and conditions”.
Even after Rajesh Bele’s complaint, Guardian Minister Vijay Wadettiwar ordered MHADA to investigate the allegations. The Sanjivani Paryavaran Samajik Sanstha President has said that in spite of very clear evidence of shoddy construction, the inspection team of MHADA officials has supported the contractor and given a clean chit in its report as well.
MHADA officials have submitted the report of their investigation
Further, Bele stated that no inquiry was conducted in any way regarding his complaint regarding the solvency certificate of Rs 470 crore submitted by the contractor. He has also alleged that the contractor had even started painting the under-construction sewage treatment plant to hide the cracks and shoddy work.
Vijay Wadettiwar also said that he has also sought the inquiry report from MHADA officials and he will look into it.
Mahesh Kumar, the chief officer of MHADA, has also admitted to having received a letter from Rajesh Bele regarding his hunger strike. He also said that the MHADA officials have submitted the report of their investigation to the collector. If the organization still feels that there are many flaws in the work, then they are completely free to conduct a third-party investigation through the collector.