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Amarinder Singh Raja Vading.
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Vading has now hit the target of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government. As the Transport Minister of Vading, allegations of scam of Rs 30.24 crore are being made regarding the body of the buses. Despite having a cheap body in Punjab, the body was installed by a company based in Jaipur, Rajasthan while minister of wading. More money was spent for this. At the same time, diesel of about 1.5 crore was spent on sending buses to Rajasthan.
Vading had flagged off the new buses along with the then CM Charanjit Channi.
100.80 crores spent on installing the bodies of 840 buses
Raja Vading was the Transport Minister for 3 months in the Congress government led by the previous CM Charanjit Channi. During this, 840 buses were purchased for Punjab Roadways and PRTC. Whose body was installed from the company of Rajasthan. The company of Rajasthan took 12 lakh rupees for the body of a bus. In this way a total of Rs 100.80 crore was spent.
Bhadur’s company was charging 3 to 4 lakhs cheaper
Transporter Sunny Dhillon said that I got the information out in RTI. It was found out that Hargobind Koch and Gobind Koch of Bhadaur had given quotations of Rs 8.40 lakh and Rs 8.25 lakh to the government. Despite this, Minister Raja Vading sent the buses to Rajasthan to get the body installed. In this way, 3 to 4 lakh rupees more were spent to get the body of a bus.
In 2018, the Congress government had got the body installed from Punjab
Sunny Dhillon said that in 2018, bodies were installed on 100 PRTC buses from Bhadaur in Punjab. At that time Rs 7.10 lakh was spent per bus. At that time also there was a Congress government in Punjab. Razia Sultana was the transport minister in place of Raja Vading.
1.51 crore burnt on the movement of buses
Buses purchased for Punjab were sent to Rajasthan for body installation. During this, Rs 1.51 crore was spent on buying diesel for them. Had the same body been installed from Bhadur, then the money of diesel would also have been saved.
Vading said – ready for investigation
In this matter, Amarinder Singh Raja Vading said that he is ready for any kind of investigation. I am ready to face every radar. This is political vendetta as only former ministers are being targeted. 99% of the work is done what the officers say. Then the officers should also be investigated in this matter.