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MCD may fail to install lights in time

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi might not be able to complete the last phase of installing streetlights in the city before Commonwealth Games 2010.

delhi Updated: May 26, 2010 00:37 IST
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The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) might not be able to complete the last phase of installing streetlights in the city before Commonwealth Games 2010. According to the MCD, they haven’t yet received funds from the Delhi government to buy streetlights for the last phase.

“In the last phase, we were supposed to install streetlights along 704 km of road which includes colony areas. But we have not received Rs 200 crore for the project from Delhi government till date,” said Subhash Arya, leader of the MCD House.

Currently, the MCD is installing streetlights along 50 major roads under phase-II, which will automatically switch on when the sun sets and switch-off when the sun rises. Besides this, Arya said, some work in Karol Bagh is falling behind schedule.

“I visited Karol Bagh recently and found that the footpath work was left midway at some points. I have now directed officials to complete all work taken on by them,” added Arya.

Meanwhile, Delhi urban development minister Dr A.K. Walia, along with New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) chairperson Parimal Rai, inspected on Tuesday various ongoing Games-related projects in the NDMC area.

Walia directed the NDMC to complete all civil work before the onset of monsoon and concentrate on horticulture work thereafter.