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DDA finds lapses in Commonwealth Games Village construction by builder

New Delhi, Oct 20 (Calcutta Tube) Housing agency Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has found irregularities in the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village by private builder Emaar-MGF and is expected to take action against it, a source said Tuesday.

After union Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy asked for a report from the DDA Oct 7 on the issue, the housing agency submitted an interim report to the ministry saying that there were ‘irregularities’ and ‘deficiencies’ in the work done by the company, the source in the ministry said.

The 1,168 flats in the village were constructed at a cost of over Rs.1,000 crore and the project was delayed. The work to maintain cleanliness in the village continued even after athletes and delegates started arriving for the Games.

The DDA comes under the ministry and is under the direct administrative control of the lieutenant governor of the national capital.

‘The ministry will soon direct the housing body on the issue after examining it. Then the DDA can take action against the private builder,’ the source said.

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