The comptroller and auditor general (CAG) has rejected most of the Delhi government’s replies on objections raised by it during the audit of all infrastructure projects executed for the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
For example, the CAG has observed that DS Constructions, which was awarded the lucrative R550-crore contract of building the Barapullah elevated road project, became the lowest bidder not on the basis of its bid in the prescribed format but on the basis of separate letters found in envelopes containing its bid.
The CAG’s observation is part of its report on the Games tabled by the Delhi government in the state assembly on the last day of its winter session on Friday.
The public works department argued that the company’s bid was evaluated in totality and any letter enclosed with it could not be ignored.
But the CAG said any document that was not part of the prescribed tender document issued by the department should not have been considered.
The 4.53-km Barapullah road provided athletes and delegates staying at the Games village in east Delhi easy access to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.