Billions of rupees were paid to the contractor even before the Orange Line project started
Defective materials were used during the construction of the project, the project was not even formally approved Shahbaz Sharif era major corruption scandal came to light
Lahore (10bmnews Latest News) Billions of rupees were paid to the contractor even before the start of the Orange Line project faulty materials were used during the construction of the project no formal approval of the project was taken Shahbaz The biggest corruption scandal of the Sharif era came to light. According to details the initial report of the Debt Inquiry Commission formed by Prime Minister Imran Khan has revealed the alleged corruption of billions of rupees in the Orange Line Metro project worth billions of rupees in Lahore.
It has been reported that the Credit Commission report revealed that even before the Orange Line Metro project was started the contractor was paid Rs 15 billion against the rules of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority.
It was also revealed that substandard materials were used in the construction of the project. According to the evidence obtained substandard materials were used instead of the materials listed in the construction documents of the Orange Line Metro while the cost of construction materials was even higher than the NHA rates.
During the construction of the project, PAPRA rules were violated in several stages. It was also revealed that no approval was sought from the board of LDA in Lahore before starting the project. According to sources, the commission is trying to get more evidence of alleged corruption in the project but the bureaucracy is obstructing the commission’s access to complete documents.
Therefore, the Commission of Inquiry has decided to send the preliminary report on the Orange Line Metro project to the Prime Minister. It should be noted here that the Orange Line Metro Train project being constructed in Lahore proved to be the most expensive project in the history of the country. initially the cost of the project was estimated at Rs 2 trillion but then the project was completed with a delay of 2 years at a cost of about Rs. 300 billion