MCD botox to change city’s face 'in 4 months'

Updated on May 27, 2009 12:30 AM IST

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is promising to do something in months, it failed to achieve in years. The civic body has told Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit it will change the face of Delhi within four months.

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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is promising to do something in months, it failed to achieve in years.

The civic body has told Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit it will change the face of Delhi within four months.

In a review meeting of various civic agencies of the city on Tuesday, issues relating to Commonwealth Games 2010 including removal of hoardings, encroachments and improvement of sanitation were discussed.

MCD standing committee chairman Ram Kishan Singhal said Dikshit stressed on the removal of encroachments especially on 7ft-wide roads besides removing all illegal hoardings no matter which political party they belonged to.

“We will take action against illegal encroachment in the city,” Singhal said.

“I am meeting with the deputy commissioners of the 12 zones and they have been directed to visit their zones at least twice a week.”

Expressing a sense of urgency, Singhal said, “The officials need to work harder to achieve the desired results in the city. Sanitation is another important issue that we will look into.”

With MCD being pulled up for its poor performance recently, its political brass is trying hard to fast-track its pending projects and meetings are being held on a weekly basis with officials.

“We have told the CM that we will change the face of the city in four months by cleaning it and removing illegal hoardings and encroachments,” Singhal said.

Denying the issue of the civic agency coming under Delhi government’s jurisdiction had come up for discussion, leader of MCD house Subhash Arya said Dikshit assured them that the civic body would not face any budget constraints as long as they did the work assigned to them especially with regard to the Commonwealth Games to be held next year.

“We were told to improve the conditions of roads and put up high-mast lights in parks and other areas,” said Arya.

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