The Corporation of Chennai is to follow the new guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Surface Road Transport for quality road works in its purview. The Corporation is perturbed by the public complaints that roads in the city were being damaged within a year of relaying them. As per the new guidelines, the Corporation will hold the contractor concerned responsible for the road damages.
A Comproller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report for local bodies has said in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on May 15 that the Corporation of Chennai has exceeded the estimated cost to construct eight bridges between 2006 and 2012 by 17 crore and completed only three. A sum of 82.77 crore was allocated for the project, while 99.04 crore was spent, said the report for the year ended March 2011.