Miffed over slow pace of Connaught Place redevelopment project, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today directed the contractor to complete the work at the earliest.
The project was supposed to be completed before the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. The contractor, Engineers India Limited, has set a deadline of December 31 to finish all the pending work.
Dikshit issued the direction to Engineers India Limited (EIL) when a delegation of New Delhi Traders' Association called on Dikshit requesting her to ensure early completion of the work. Top officials of EIL and New Delhi Municipal Corporation were present in the meeting.
Officials said, Engineers India Limited told Dikshit that they will complete all the work by December 31.
The Chief Minister directed North Delhi Municipal Council to review the progress regularly as delay in the project is causing losses to traders and inconvenience to public. The contractor has already missed several deadlines.
In September last year , Dikshit had issued a similar directive asking the contractor to prepare a chart listing the progress of work on a monthly basis.
Representatives of New Delhi Traders’ Association had been requesting Dikshit to ensure early completion of work as they were incurring losses due to the ongoing construction activities.
In the second phase of redevelopment, eight new subways in the Outer Circle and a tunnel in the Middle Circle are being constructed.