Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Delhi Govt. Pumps in Rs. 350 Crores for Delhi’s infrastructure Development

The Delhi government has sanctioned Rs.350 crore (Rs.3.5 billion) for improving the city’s basic infrastructure ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The expenditure finance committee of the Delhi government has sanctioned the funds for nine projects. These included projects to augment transportation facility, resurfacing of roads, and up-gradation of street lighting in time for the games scheduled in October next year.

Speaking after the committee meeting attended by senior officials, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said four new Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus depots will be constructed for parking 710 buses which are being added to the city fleet. This project will take nine months to complete, she said.

She said the committee had sanctioned Rs.108.8 million to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for road projects and Rs.610 million for upgradation of street lights.