PWC Davidar, a retired IAS officer, inspected the works being implemented under the Smart Cities Mission project in Tamil Nadu.
PWC Davidar has been designated as the one-man committee by the Tamil Nadu government to inspect the execution of Smart Cities Mission projects in the State.
He inspected completed and ongoing projects, including the Chathiram Bus Stand renovation, construction of a multi-level parking lot, STEM Park, the heritage park, revamp of underground drainage and drinking water supply pipes, and other area-based development works.
Corporation Commissioner PMN Mujibur Rahuman and other senior officials were also present.
The committee would look into whether the selection of works under the Smart Cities Mission was following the guidelines, as per government order.
It would also inspect whether the Smart Cities Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) were set up and operated following the guidelines; whether the government grants under the Mission were released and utilised as per the guidelines.
It would also check whether the due procedure was followed in the award of contracts for the works; and whether proper measures were taken to guarantee the quality of works.
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