The Capital’s civic agencies had executed several projects before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, claiming they will help transform the face of the city by providing world-class facilities to Delhiites.
Almost a year later, many of the projects have been scrapped and plans to expand some others dropped. Sample this: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) came up with information kiosks Aapke Dwar. Now, the private firm that constructed the kiosks has been asked to remove them.
It’s the same story for the much-publicised waterless urinals. Poor maintenance has forced the MCD to give up on the idea. According to sources, 1,000 urinals were to be constructed, but only 700 could be completed.
That’s not all. The plan to construct eight toilet complexes with coffee shops and fast-food joints on the first floor in south Delhi has been scrapped too.
The MCD will end up paying approximately R16 crore to the developers who built the complexes that cost them nothing.
“The kiosks scheme was not successful, so we have decided to cancel the contract. As far as waterless urinals are concerned, we will take action against the company that was responsible for its maintenance,” said Yogender Chandolia, chairman of MCD's standing committee.