Sheila Dikshit assured of timely completion of CWG projects

New Delhi, July 16 (Calcutta Tube) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was Friday assured by officials of civic agencies and her ministers of timely completion of all the Commonwealth Games-related projects.

Chairing a review meeting to take stock of preparedness of the Games, Dikshit instructed the power companies to paint their transformers and other installations. She also asked officials of civic bodies to ensure a better and uniform look of the city

‘The railways have also been instructed to facelift their New Delhi, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar stations at the earliest. Dikshit also instructed the concerned agencies to undertake inspections during night time to take stock of street lighting. She also issued instructions to tighten loose ends,’ said an official, who attended the meeting.

The official said Dikshit was informed that there has been a substantial improvement in debris removal as the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has removed 21,774 tonnes of it within last 12 days.

‘It looks that Aug 10 deadline of debris removal would be met easily. It was also reported that re-development of Paharganj and Karol Bagh where a large number of hotels and guest houses are located is in progress and work is going on at a satisfactory pace,’ he added.

Also, the MTNL has been instructed to take care of restoration of roads while undertaking digging. The Delhi Jal Board has also been asked to make arrangements of drinking water supply in all the venues during the Games.

Delhi Traffic Police has also been asked to submit a comprehensive list of pedestrian crossings and bus bays by July 24 so that Public Works Department can paint pedestrian crossings.

‘The traffic police was told that their poles are in bad shape and their barricades have been lying disarranged giving an unpleasant look in the city. Also, the chief minister expressed her displeasure over lack of seriousness being shown by the traffic police as it has been deputing junior level officers in weekly review meetings,’ the official said.

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