New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister
Madan Lal Khurana on Tuesday alleged that more than Rs 1,500 crore
had been spent on Yamuna by the city government but there were
no tangible results.
Khurana said he met Union Environment Minister Jairam
Ramesh on Friday and sought his intervention in the matter.
The delegation led by Khurana spoke on several issues
with him that included adequate water being disbursed by
Harayana to the river, ensuring existing sewage plants
function at full capacity and the review of the `Interceptors
The Interceptors plan has been devised by Delhi
government to check sewage water flowing into the river.
"What should have happened, has not happened. Today,
more than Rs 1,500 crore has been spent and still there is no
satisfaction," Khurana told reporters.
He claimed that they were assured by the minister of
visible changes by 2012 as well as the task to "monitor" the
work being undertaken by state governments by the Union
The delegation comprised members of the Citizen`s
Council, Delhi, including former Mayor Rajendra Gupta, former
members of Delhi Legislative Assembly PK Chandla and Mewa Ram
Arya and President Citizen`s Council, Viresh Pratap Chaudhry.