Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Commonwealth Games to be Delhi Govt's top most priority

2010 Commonwealth GamesCompleting all the ongoing projects of the 2010 Commonwealth Games on time will be the topmost priority of the Sheila Dikshit Government in Delhi, Lt Governor Tejender Khanna said today.

In his address at the inaugural session of the fourth Delhi Legislative Assembly, Mr. Khanna said,'' the Commonwealth Games are scheduled for October 2010, and the city needs to complete all the ongoing projects in time for the Games. This will be the Government's top most priority.''

Asserting that the Commonwealth Games-related projects would be completed well in time, Mr. Khanna said,'' the city is growing rapidly and we have to keep pace with this growth by creating the required infrastructure of power, water, transport, health, education and other social services. The Government, in its previous term, had initiated many projects which will be pursued to be completed well in time for the Games.'' Mr. Khanna said in keeping with the National policy of promoting public transport, the Delhi Government was undertaking several measures to strengthen public transport system in the city.

''We are taking measures to phase out the blueline buses and bring in corporate entities to provide modern, low floor buses, both air conditioned and non air conditioned, for the comfort of the commuters, apart from the buses ordered by the Delhi Transport corporation.

Major policy initiatives would be taken by the Government in this regard in months to come, which would address the entire gamut of issues like air pollution, financing public transport, making DTC viable, construction of new ISBTs, bus depots, dedicated bus corridors etc,'' the Lt Governor said.