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Yogi Adityanath orders probe into Akhilesh's Gomti riverfront project, seeks report within 45 days

Yogi Adityanath has ordered a probe into Akhilesh Yadav’s Gomti riverfront project and has sought a report within 45 days.
India TV Politics Desk Lucknow April 01, 2017 17:24 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday ordered a probe into Akhilesh Yadav’s Gomti riverfront project and sought a report from the concerned officials within 45 days. 

Earlier, during an inspection of the riverfront on Monday, Adityanath expressed unhappiness that despite the lapse of two years and an expenditure of over Rs 1,427 crore, the work was only 60 per cent complete.

The 'dream' project of Akhilesh was launched by the erstwhile Samajwadi Party government for channelisation of the river by constructing a diaphragm wall and by landscaping and constructing intercepting drains on both the banks. 

The Chief Minister ordered the probe after going through the Detailed Project Report (DPR). 

Interacting with the officials and staff involved in the project during his earlier visit, the Chief Minister had said that a demand of an additional amount of Rs 1,500 crore was being made for the project, which was initially scheduled to be completed by May, 2017. 

Adityanath has raised objections over many aspects of the project where the work has been done only on the paper. 

The unfinished project was inaugurated by Akhilesh Yadav in November last year.