Himachal Pradesh PWD cost of Rs. 49.00 crores was not passed for vehicular traffic by road fitness committees.

Thirty-three roads constructed by eight test-checked divisions at a cost of Rs. 49.00 crores were not passed for vehicular traffic by road fitness committees rendering expenditure on these roads largely unfruitful.

Roads completed but benefits not derived

During scrutiny of records along with physical inspections of 24 projects, conducted by Audit, it was observed that there were instances of roads having been completed but benefits not derived due to various reasons, as detailed in Table-2.1.7 below:

Non-passing of roads (33 cases), non-construction of a bridge (one case), and land dispute (one road) rendered the expenditure of Rs. 53.11 crores incurred on these roads and bridges were largely unfruitful as the envisaged benefits could not be realized.
The cases pointed out are based on the test check conducted by Audit. The Department/ Government may initiate action to examine similar cases and take necessary corrective action.

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