Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Commonwealth Games preparations – Delhi ready to set a Mark

The Lt. Governor of Delhi Tejendra Khanna on Monday said that all the 2010 commonwealth games projects will be completed on time for gala event to be held in New Delhi during October 2010.

“To provide better intra city connectivity during the games, the Delhi government is constructing 24 new flyovers and six road-over-bridges. Street scaping alongside roads and vacant areas around flyovers will include greenery, tree plantation, street furniture and modern signages,” Khanna said addressing the Budget session of Delhi Assembly.

Tejendra Khanna further added that Delhi government was committed to transform Delhi into a world-class city.

“Around 120 kilometers of metro line will be added to the existing set up and 3800 new buses will be purchased before the commonwealth games,” Khanna added.

Khanna repeated that the state government is committed not only to the maintenance of peace and social harmony, but also to provide better fiscal discipline and give a citizen centric governance

The government, he said, will give priority to the poor, most vulnerable, backward classes, minorities and the deprived sections of society