Though the agencies have recently initiated a campaign to clean paan stains from the walls, Dikshit said it cannot be achieved unless Delhiites also contribute by keeping it clean.
An architectural heritage and a popular landmark, Connaught Place’s restoration is still incomplete despite the NDMC spending Rs. 671 crore in the past three years. The renovation should have originally been completed before the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
The petition carries the signatures of more than 5,000 people of Delhi — 4,500 online signatures and more than 500 physically signed — including the traders of CP. The restoration of Connaught Place is being implemented by Engineers India Limited (EIL) on behalf of the NDMC. A special monitoring team headed by Delhi chief secretary PK Tripathi is also keeping a watch on the maintenance work.
“I have had six meetings with the EIL in the past. I accept that their work has not been up to the mark but they claim that they will manage to meet the December 31 deadline,” she said.