Arvind Kejriwal Seeks CBI Probe Into Pending Liability Of Rs 5,000 Crore On DMRC

| July 13 , 2018 , 16:35 IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking CBI probe into the matter of an impending liability of Rs 5,000 crore faced by DMRC sent a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday.

The termination of Delhi Airport Express Metro line has created a liability of Rs 5,000 crore for DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd).

Arvind Kejriwal had asked the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi to inquire about the matter and submit their findings. The copy of findings in the matter was sent by Arvind Kejriwal to Home Minister.

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“This entire episode would lead to an onerous burden of about Rs. 4700 crore which will have to be shared equally by Gol and GNCTD. Yet, GNCTD has no means of taking any preventive or corrective action as DMRC is neither answerable to GNCTD nor does GNCTD exercise any form of control or authority over DMRC," the letter read.

"This is so even when GVCTD is responsible for financing 50% of the capital expenditure and 100% of the operational losses of DMRC. This is a severely flawed arrangement that needs an urgent review for remedial action,” it said.

Arvind Kejriwal also sent the same letter to Hardeep S Puri, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister of the state.