With pressure mounting on the Delhi government to complete Commonwealth Games' projects, a jittery Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday ordered agencies concerned to work through the night to finish work at the sites on time.
At a high-level meeting, Dikshit told PWD, MCD, NDMC, DJB and several other agencies to deploy workforce during the night also to complete the projects before the final deadline of August 31.
"I have instructed agencies to work during night also where ever it is necessary. We have already obtained permission from police for that," Dikshit said after the meeting.
Other officials attending the meeting said, Dikshit directed all the agencies to "work very hard" and strictly meet the final deadline.
The Chief Minister, during a pep talk with PWD engineers on Friday, had promised to reward them with one month's salary, for completing the projects being undertaken by the department on time for the mega-sporting event.
The pressure on the city government to complete the infrastructure projects has been growing with each passing day, as only 71 days are now left for the sports extravaganza.
Several key projects including work on Barapullah Nallah elevated road are running behind schedule.