Maharashtra Government approached the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay for a third-party audit of the lowest bid of Rs. 3,826cr from L&T for Phase-I of Shivaji Memorial project in the Arabian Sea.
A Public Works Department official said IIT-B would "proof check" L&T's bid.
Adding the construction is expected to begin in October, the official said they would commission the first phase by 2017-end.
The PWD official stated: "This (third-party audit) is part of the procedure. The report is expected to be submitted this month after which the bid may be placed before the high-power committee headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for approval."