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Nothing much to cheer

The Delhi government may be on a self-congratulatory mode but the outlay is no improvement over last year's figure.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2009 01:12 IST

The Delhi government may be on a self-congratulatory mode but the outlay is no improvement over last year's figure.

The Delhi government was demanding an extra payout of between Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 2,000 crore — to fund Games projects — especially those under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Mission but started before the Centre approved them.

"We had raised the issue of extra money in our meetings. We had said give us Rs 1,000 crore. The 35 per cent promised subsidy on JNURM projects that the Centre refused to fund as they started before approval had not been cleared. But the Commission now said they would recommend our case to the Finance Ministry," said Delhi chief secretary Rakesh Mehta.