Lahore: Transparency International has verified implementation of Metro Bus Project in a transparent manner. Transparency International Pakistan in its report has observed that relevant rules and regulations have been adhered to in the award of contracts for Metro Bus supply, maintenance and security.
It may be mentioned that on February 28, 2013 Punjab Government had invited Transparency International to judge the transparency in the award of contracts of metro bus project. In response to the demand of Transparency International, Lahore Development Authority had also provided the copy of the NAB Contract Evaluation Forms, for the 27 contracts awarded under this project, and details of infrastructure procurements of 25 contracts. The report has also evaluated the total cost of the project which is around 30 billion rupees.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of Punjab Government has said that by authenticating the transparency of Metro Bus Project of Punjab Government, Transparency International has silenced those critics which were unjustifiably criticizing this project for the achievement of their nefarious designs. The spokesman further said that the evolution of the cost of the project by Transparency International has also exposed those elements as were making highly exaggerated claims in this regard.