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NYC slams brakes on problem-plagued 911 overhaul

The project is $1 billion over budget and years behind schedule; officials ordered a 60-day suspension to find out why

New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Mayor de Blasio has slammed the brakes on the city’s problem-plagued overhaul of its 911 system and is asking the Department of Investigation to probe why the huge project has fallen years behind schedule and is nearly $1 billion over budget, the Daily News has learned.

In a startling letter to key city commissioners, First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris has ordered an immediate 60-day suspension starting Monday on all work and expenditures on the 911 upgrade — officially known as the Emergency Communications Transformation Program.

The letter also notes that City Hall is asking the Department of Investigation “to conduct an independent review of what transpired in recent years.”

Read full storyEXCLUSIVE: Mayor de Blasio puts troubled 911 upgrade on hold for probe of budget, schedule delays

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