BMC rolling out red carpet to firms that gave city bad roads

The BMC has decided to allow three of the six contractors named in the roads scam to take up civic works again. They will be able to bid for works only up to Rs7.5 crore. The civic body described this as a “demotion.” Many corporators alleged thatthe BMC was actually laying out the red carpet for contractors who had siphoned off taxpayer money. Samajwadi Party leader in the BMC Rais Shaikh said that the corporation had, for the first time, taken action against many of its engineers but was allowing the contractors involved to take up works again. “This seems to have been done systematically to bring these tainted contractors back into the system,”Shaikh said.