'Tendering process of Yettinahole transparent'

'Tendering process of Yettinahole transparent'

The Karnataka Neeravari Nigam (KNN) has stated that the tendering process of Yettinahole project was transparent and all norms were followed.

In a statement, KNN Managing Director R Rudraiah on Thursday stated that no ineligible or blacklisted firms were allowed to participate in the tendering process of the project. The statement comes in the wake of Congress leader B Janardhana Poojary in Mangaluru terming the Yettinahole project a scam and seeking a CID probe.

All scheme and works under the Rs 12,912-crore project which envisages supply of drinking water to five parched districts of Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Bengaluru Rural, Tumakuru and Ramanagara, were being executed as per the provisions of the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurements Act, the statement said.

Khader asks for proof
Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader in Mangaluru said that if former union minister B Janardhan Poojary submits any written document about the alleged misappropriation in Yettinahole project, he would submit the same to the State government and demand an investigation.

Khader refused to comment on MP Oscar Fernandes’ statement that he would invite the chief minister to solve confusions prevailing on Yettinahole project, and said he won’t interfere in the matter of senior leaders.

“I have conveyed the feelings of people from coastal Karnataka over the project to the chief minister. However, it is difficult to stop a project which is passed in the legislature. Whatever the project, the government should provide water to Kolar. The CM has directed the Minor Irrigation Minister to clear all barriers to the Paschima Vahini project which would benefit the coastal districts,” he said.

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