The state government will probe all deals that its agencies have made with US-based construction management consultants Louis Berger, according to sources in the chief minister’s office. This comes in the backdrop of revelations that the US major had allegedly bribed officials in India to secure contracts.
A demand to conduct a probe into Louis Berger’s contracts, especially for projects in Mumbai—the one for Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle monorail and another for the multi-crore Navi Mumbai International Airport—was made during the monsoon session of the state legislature held last month.
“Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the go-ahead to conduct the probe. It will be done by an officer of the rank of additional chief secretary,” said a source from the chief minister’s office, who spoke on the condition that this newspaper not name him.
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