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Dikshit urges Delhiites to celebrate CWG as national festival

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2010 18:56 IST

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Concerned over lack of public enthusiasm about Commonwealth Games, beginning in just two weeks' time, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday exhorted people to celebrate the event as a "national festival" and make it a great success.

Appealing the citizens to remain alert and vigilant during the course of the event, Dikshit, however, asked them not to panic if they see unprecedented security in the city.

Assuring Delhiites of taking every effort to ensure that they do not face any difficulty, she also asked people to drive vehicles in their designated lanes and prefer public transport to the reach the venues.

The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating a 220 KV power station at Ridge Valley area in Dhaula Kuan.

"The city is now well prepared to host the Games," she said asking people not to be fearful that restriction in traffic movement will cripple their daily routine.

Her appeal comes in the backdrop of reports that a section of the citizens are preparing to leave the city for the duration of the event, anticipating disruption.

The sub-station has been constructed at a cost of Rs 110 crore which is expected to improve power supply in Delhi Cantt, parts of South and West Delhi and various NDMC areas.

About the power situation in the city, Dikshit said the demand of power in Delhi is increasing by around seven to eight per cent per annum.

"To keep pace with the requirement, the government and the companies responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of power are making their best efforts to ensure uninterrupted and quality power supply," she added.