BJP team inspects CWG projects, says progress slow
With its demand for a white paper on status of Commonwealth Games-linked projects not heeded to by the city government, BJP on Wednesday said it will prepare the same on its own to let people know about the actual progress of work.delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2010 22:54 IST
With its demand for a white paper on status of Commonwealth Games-linked projects not heeded to by the city government, BJP on Wednesday said it will prepare the same on its own to let people know about the actual progress of work.
A team of city BJP leaders visited the Connaught Place area and inspected progress of work of various projects and found that almost all of them are running behind schedules, Delhi BJP chief Vijendra Gupta, who led the team, claimed.
The Connaught Place is being renovated at a total cost of Rs 700 crore as part of the Government's efforts to give a new look to the city ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Gole Market, Shankar Market and Palika Bazar are also being renovated as part of the project.
He said the party will inspect key project sites in next few days and will come out with a white paper on August 3 to let people know about actual status of the projects. The BJP team on Wednesday inspected Shivaji stadium, all the under-construction subways in Connaught Place and refurbishment of the market blocks.
The members of the team also talked to the local traders and general public. Tomorrow, the BJP team will visit areas in and around Delhi University, Maurice Nagar and nearby areas where various projects linked to mega event are being implemented.
Alleging wastage of tax payers' money in the name of various Commonwealth Games projects, Gupta said despite Government's tall claim of making Delhi a world-class city, still a majority of people do not get adequate water and uninterrupted power supply.
Claiming that there are divergent views in Congress about hosting the Games, Gupta said Congress leader and former Union Minister Mani Shanker Aiyar was strongly opposed to the event on the ground that it would result in wastage of tax payers money.
The BJP last month had demanded that both Delhi Government and the Centre should publish a white paper on the status of the Games projects.
First Published: Jul 14, 2010 22:54 IST