Accompanied by AICC spokesperson Dasoju Sravan and senior leaders, Telangana Congress president A Revanth Reddy visited the site of martyrs’ memorial to check the status of construction.
He said that the cost of the martyrs’ memorial project was escalated from Rs 60 crore to Rs 180 crore and that the TRS assigned the works to a contractor from Andhra Pradesh. “There are allegations that 6% commission on total cost of the project is being given to those involved in the scam and only an inquiry can bring the culprits to book,” he said. “KCR had accused Ap contractors of robbing Telangana. But now KCR himself is assigning all big projects to AP contractors,” he alleged.
As per the original agreement and the extension given later, the construction of the martyr’s memorial should have been completed by December 31 this year. “But as on date, not even 50% of the construction has been completed,” he said.