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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launches initiative to make Delhi a ‘global city’

By, New Delhi
Aug 04, 2021 05:17 AM IST

The initiative has been named “Delhi@2047”, which is in line with the Aam Aadmi Party’s vision document incorporated in the state budget 2021-22.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched an initiative that aims to support partnerships of the government with corporates and citizen groups to work towards policies and strategies for the city’s development. The sectors for development include public infrastructure, transport network, solid waste management and fighting air pollution.

"Goals such as 24x7 supply of water across the city have to be accomplished immediately,” said Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI)
"Goals such as 24x7 supply of water across the city have to be accomplished immediately,” said Arvind Kejriwal. (ANI)

The initiative has been named “Delhi@2047”, which is in line with the Aam Aadmi Party’s vision document incorporated in the state budget 2021-22.

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“Delhi has to be turned into a global city. We have to prepare a road map regarding our vision on how we see Delhi in 2047 – with the country completing 100 years of Independence. When we say 2047, we are not procrastinating. We are developing strategies. We have to set both short-term and long-term goals. Long term goals include increasing Delhi’s per-capita income to match that of Singapore, bidding to host Olympic Games. Goals such as 24x7 supply of water across the city have to be accomplished immediately,” said Kejriwal, addressing a video conference involving policy makers and corporate stakeholders, which was live-streamed.

Kejriwal said, “In the last five years, several sectors in Delhi, such as education, health, power and public services, have witnessed good growth and improvement... Several sectors need more work in the days to come, such as Delhi’s roads, water supply, public transport system, development of lakes, sports infrastructure, solid waste management and fighting air pollution. It is not rocket science. Cleaning Delhi actually can be turned into a revenue generating idea... For doing such works, we need cooperation of residents, the corporate sector and all other sectors.”

While tabling the budget in the Delhi assembly on March 9, finance minister Manish Sisodia said Delhi’s population is likely to reach 32.8 million by 2047.

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