The government of Delhi on 28 January 2014 ordered audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General, CAG into the finances of Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS). This decision was taken at a cabinet meeting that was chaired by the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal.
As per the decision, the audit of the company will be conducted since the day of its inception. The order was issued following complaints of irregularities by the DIMTS by the transport companies. Earlier in January 2014, a delegation of transporters met Kejriwal and kept their view that the new government should take a re-look at the projects awarded to DIMTS.
This is the second CAG audit ordered by the Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriiwal. Before, this government had ordered a CAG audit of the private owned power distributors of the city.
About Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS)
Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) Ltd. is an equal equity joint venture of Govt. of NCT of Delhi and IDFC Foundation with a focus on urban transportation. It provides concept to commissioning, consultancy, intelligent transport system solutions and urban transport asset management services. DIMTS was instituted in April 2006 as a fully owned Special Purpose Vehicle of the government, which in 2007 became a joint venture of the city government and Industrial Development Finance Corporation in 2007. The company has handled many projects which include construction of ISBT, maintenance of BRT corridor, bus depots and other projects related to Delhi. It also takes cares of new bus queue shelters along with installation of monitoring of GPS devices in auto-rickshaws as well as water tankers of Delhi Jal Board.
The Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand BRT is under the scanner from the day it started. DIMTS is also alleged about irregularities in the construction of the bus shelters constructed for the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.