Defence lab wasted money on bridge Army couldn’t use: CAG

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  1. bhramos

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    The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has now targeted city-based Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) lab Research and Development Engineers (R&DE). A CAG report has revealed that the non-execution of a project to build a modular bridge by the R&DE resulted in wastage of assets created at a cost of Rs 21.46 crore as the users, in this case, the Army, found the bridge unusable. The report, however, mentions that the DRDO and the Army were aware of the project limitations but no attempt was made by either of them to resolve the matter beforehand.

    The report says the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had, in October 2002, sanctioned a project to build a 46-metre single-span bridge of Military Load Class 70 (MLC 70). R&DE was supposed to complete the work by October 2006 at a cost of Rs 24.25 crore. In May 2006, it sought an extension of the Probable Date of Completion (PDC) up to October 2008. In October 2007, the R&DE, against specifications, submitted a trial report to the DRDO headquarters for a 20-metre bridge and MLC 40 standard, which was not acceptable to the Army. Also, the PDC of the project was again extended to December 2009.

    Defence lab wasted money on bridge Army couldnÂ’t use: CAG - Indian Express
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Army can only formulate and comment on GSQR and User Trial.

    PDC and Projects considered or in hand is not within the purview of the Army.

    I am sure a non PSU engineering organisation would have been able to make this bridge at lesser cost and in shorter time!

    DRDO's wastage is legend!
     
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    then i guess ca of cag should build one.
    they cant do anything except checking sheets and acting like one attention who*e
     
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    US Army Engineers build bridges and dams, dredge channels, maintain canals, and so forth. Some projects are very large, Their motto is,"God would have done it if he'd had the money."
     

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