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Delhi govt seeks more central funds for C'Wealth Games

delhi Updated: Oct 12, 2009 20:04 IST

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Racing against time to complete all the projects linked to next year's Commonwealth Games, Delhi Government has sought additional funds from the Centre to expedite work related to the mega sporting event.

"We have sought additional funds (from the Centre) as cost of several projects have escalated," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told reporters.

The Chief Minister, however, did not reveal how much money her government has sought from the Centre.

"We are hopeful of getting additional funds as we were told that there will be no shortage of money for any project related to the event," she said.

Officials said the city Government's revenue collection fell by over Rs 400 crore in the first four months of the current fiscal, prompting it to make a request to the Centre for additional funds.

The issue was learnt to have figured in the Cabinet meeting today which also discussed status of various ongoing projects related to the event.

At the meeting, Dikshit asked all her ministerial colleagues to put in all their efforts to ensure timely completion of all projects.