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Sheila sets Aug 31 deadline for projects

Alarmed with the slow pace of Commonwealth Games-related projects, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has set a deadline for all implementing agencies to complete work.

delhi Updated: Jul 09, 2010 23:25 IST
HT Correspondent

Alarmed with the slow pace of Commonwealth Games-related projects, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has set a deadline for all implementing agencies to complete work.

Dikshit called a meeting of all stakeholders and asked them to make Delhi ready for the Games by August 31.

Accordingly, roads or footpaths have to be ready by July 31. Construction debris lying all across the Capital will have to removed by August 10.

The move comes a day after two of her cabinet colleagues found Games-related projects losing steam and debris scattered along every road and all construction sites.

Setting deadlines for each work, Dikshit nominated Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta as the nodal officer to ensure there were no obstacles in day-to-day work.

With less than three months left for the Games, Dikshit expressed unhappiness that a large part of Delhi was still dug up.

A number of roads are being built and widened and pavements redone under the streetscaping project.

Annoyed with the fresh round of digging carried out by agencies such as ECIL, MTNL, NDPL, BSES and the traffic police, Dikshit said this was affecting ongoing road projects.

A private agency has been given the responsibility to remove any kind of debris lying across the city.

Dikshit asked the three construction agencies — the Public Works Department, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the New Delhi Municipal Corporation — to coordinate among themselves to meet the deadline.

The MCD has designated 168 locations in Delhi where individuals can dump debris, which would be removed by the agency within a day.