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Delhi bans road digging from Aug 20

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Facing criticism for delay in completion of several infrastructure projects related to the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi government Wednesday imposed a ban on digging city roads from Aug 20.

‘It was observed that in some areas roads are being dug even after completion of work, which is resulting in an unpleasing situation on the roads. Digging of recently constructed roads is also damaging footpath,’ said Delhi Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia.

Walia said roads were being dug by power distribution companies, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) and that they have been asked to complete their work by Aug 16.

‘The Games will be 40 days away from Aug 20. Hence no further permission will be granted for digging roads,’ he added.

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