Chennai Metro Rail: Sub-contractors file complaint against Mosmetro

Chennai (MAS): A team of sub-contractors on Thursday met Chennai police commissioner S George and lodged a complaint against Mosmetro India Limited which was involved in the execution of the Chennai Metrol Rail project.

Mosmetro India is a joint venture of Gammon India Limited and OJSC Mosmetrostroy of Russia.

The sub-contractors alleged that the company had failed to pay dues, amounting to more than Rs 20 crore, to them.

Fourteen of the total 40 sub-contractors met the police commissioner and submitted separate complaints against the company.

They claimed that they had supplied all the construction materials for the last two years.

Though Mosmetro India had encashed the bills, it allegedly didn’t pay dues to the sub-contractors.

A sub-contractor said they approached the police as the two officials of Mosmetro had suddenly disappeared from its office. Other employees at the company’s office in Chennai told the contractors that the duo left for Russia on Tuesday.

“CMRL officials told us that they cleared the company’s bills amounting to Rs 19 crore on Saturday,” he said.