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‘Beautify’ Delhi before games: OC

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 08, 2010
First Published: 23:39 IST(8/7/2010) | Last Updated: 23:45 IST(8/7/2010)

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The Organising Committee (OC) of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to 'beautify' the city.

The OC wants Delhi to look like a city ready for the Commonwealth Games.

It wants the MCD to re-paint all flyovers so that they sport a brand new look; it wants all official buildings to carry the CWG logo; it also wants the civic body to erect beautifully-decorated gates at all seven entry points to the national capital.

“The OC told us to take such measures so that Delhi looks like a city ready for the Games,” said Mayor Prithviraj Sawhney.

The MCD, on its part, was quick to come up with a budget proposal of Rs. 7 crore, which it claims, should come from the Delhi government.

“There is a severe cash crunch in MCD. We would prepare a report and send it to the Delhi government tomorrow, asking for money,” Sawhney said. “We would take up this work only after our main work is over,” he added.


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