Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mayor Hopeful to Meet 2010 Deadlines

Even as MCD claimed chief minister Sheila Dikshit had agreed to release funds needed for fast-tracking preparations for the Commonwealth Games 2010, Dikshit maintained that she had asked the civic agency to improve its performance and create more avenues for fund generation before additional funds were released by the government.

Said mayor Kanwar Sain: ‘‘To ensure all projects are completed on time, we have asked the CM to release Rs 500 crore.’’ The mayor discussed the annual outlay of MCD for the year 2009-10 at a meeting with Dikshit at Delhi Secretariat on Thursday.

“The chief minister has accepted our request. She also said that as a matter of procedure we should send a formal request to the Delhi government with details of various projects which require funding,” added Sain. Meanwhile, sources in the CM’s office said that MCD had asked for Rs 1,000 crore.