Monday, 1 February 2010

CWG impact: 22 cr budget for street scraping

Looking to beautify the surroundings and have good roads around Commonwealth Games venues across the city, the Delhi government today cleared a proposal worth Rs 22 crore for undertaking street-scaping works.

(Read about Delhi's budget for 2010)

The proposal was cleared today in an Expenditure Finance Committee meeting presided over by Delhi finance minister A K Walia.

Talking to reporters after the meeting here, Walia said the MCD will undertake street-scaping of roads around the games venues for which an amount of Rs 21.95 crore has been sanctioned.

The work of street-scaping on Jagannath Marg and Lodi Road will cost Rs 3.40 crore and Rs 18.55 crore respectively.

The street-scaping works will also be undertaken around Thyagraj Stadium, Nehru stadium, Siri Fort Sports complex, RK Khanna Lawn Tennis stadium, Dr. Karni Singh stadium, Yamuna Sports complex and important sections of the Ring Road, the Minister added.

"The agencies concerned have been asked to implement all basic ingredients of the project with due care and commitment as the facilities to be developed would become a permanent feature in the Capital," Walia said.


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