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Govt presents CWG expense in House

delhi Updated: Sep 01, 2011 23:44 IST
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Amid disruptions, sloganeering and chaos in the House on the BJP's demand for a discussion on the alleged corruption in Commonwealth Games, the Delhi government on Thursday tabled the composite list of various infrastructure and beautification projects it took up during the Games.

According to the final records, the Delhi government spent Rs 14,830 crore on building 24 roads and flyovers, renovating five sports facilities, strengthening health services, providing parking for buses and on street lighting, streetscaping, signages across the Capital and acquiring low floor air-conditioned buses to ferry athletes and officials to games venue and non-AC buses for the general public. These buses have now been absorbed in the DTC fleet.

Public works department minister Rajkumar Chauhan presented the records in reply to a question raised by BJP MLA Sahib Singh Chauhan.
Apart from these, the Delhi government spent money on setting up four power plants and government's share in constructing second phase of Delhi Metro network under the expenditure head of the Commonwealth Games, he said.

According to the papers tabled in the Assembly, some of the coveted projects such as Barapullah elevated road and Ring Road by-pass were constructed in record time of 18-22 months, while most projects require 30-36 months for construction.

The government also spent about Rs 4,100 crore on the construction of new roads, flyovers and railway underbridges to facilitate movement of athletes and foreign delegates.