No problem with any audit, says DIMTS

The Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Thursday said it is ready for scrutiny by any agency in what is perhaps a rebuttal to the city government’s recommendation for an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Following the decision approved by the cabinet, the company books could be audited starting from its inception in 2006. DIMTS came into being in April 2009 as an urban transport and infrastructure development company and turned into a joint venture with the city government in 2007.

The audit was prompted by complaints from private vendors who accused DIMTS of outsourcing its projects without following procedure.

“We haven’t received any government order, but for now we have no intention of approaching court,” said a DIMTS spokesperson, adding that it would be premature to decide the course of action.

DIMTS denied allegations of receiving favours from the transport department in allocation of projects. “The creation of the company in itself entails that work will be given on nomination basis,” the spokesperson said. The company refuted incurring increase in project cost due to delayed re-development of ISBT Kashmere Gate.

On ‘costly’ GPS integrated fare meters in autorickshaws, DIMTS said it ensures transparency in empanelling vendors, who have to meet the technical specification.

The spokesperson said the company has not failed in its duty to monitor GPS devices in buses.

All bus queue shelters were installed before the Commonwealth Games at lower than the estimated cost, the spokesperson said.

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