Stalin alleges corruption in Smart City work in Chennai, to order probe – Times of India

Chennai News

Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin on Tuesday alleged that there was largescale corruption by the municipal administration department headed by the then minister, S P Velumani, in Smart City projects in Chennai.
Stalin said a probe would be conducted to find out the irregularities in the manner in which the previous government had spent several crore of rupees given by the Centre for Smart City project.
Talking to reporters in Chennai after reviewing the flood relief work on Monday, Stalin said action would be taken on the erring contractors who were entrusted with the Smart City projects. “Nobody knew what they (AIADMK) did with the crores of rupees given by Centre for Smart City projects,’’ he said.
“No work was done by municipal administration department under S P Velumani. They were only receiving commission,’’ he said.
Stalin said they were carrying out rain relief work despite the shoddy implementation of the Smart City work, which would have ideally addressed the problems faced by the city during severe rain. He said an inquiry would be conducted after rain relief work.