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Delhi seeks Rs 1,000 crore more central funds for CWG

delhi Updated: Oct 26, 2009 19:24 IST
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Facing a fund crunch, Delhi Government has sought an additional amount of Rs 1,000 crore from the Centre to complete the key infrastructure projects related to next year's Commonwealth Games in the city.

"We have sought an additional amount of Rs 1,000 crore from the Centre for the Commonwealth Games projects," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told reporters.

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 figured in the Cabinet meeting today which also discussed status of various ongoing projects related to the event.

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

Delhi Government had reported a fall of over Rs 1,300 crore in tax revenue during the last fiscal also.

In view of the dip in tax collection, the Centre had granted a plan allocation of Rs 2,435.68 crore to it in the Union Budget, which was an increase of Rs 1,673 crore compared to last year.