Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on implementation of Phase-III, Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System by DMRC

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) failed to adhere to various environmental requirements, as per a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. The DMRC was unable to obtain environmental clearance, conduct a water audit, maintain records of water extracted, consumed and lost, and monitor compensatory afforestation during the implementation of its Phase-III project. The DMRC is required to comply with various environmental provisions under the National Environment Policy, the Central Water Commission, the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, and Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act etc. However, as per the CAG in its recent performance audit report on the implementation of Phase-III Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System by DMRC, it was observed that no environment clearance was obtained by DMRC for the Phase-III project even though it had constructed four metro car maintenance depots each having a built-up area of more than 20,000 sqm.