Assembly polls: Congress manifesto-II deals with 'Future needs of Delhi'

Congress on Tuesday came out with another set of promises including introduction of Right to shelter for slum dwellers, double-decker flyovers and mono-rail system to decongest roads and make Delhi a 'signal free' and 'disabled friendly' city.

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday came out with another set of promises including introduction of Right to shelter for slum dwellers, double-decker flyovers and mono-rail system to decongest roads and make Delhi a 'signal free' and 'disabled friendly' city.

Four days ahead of the Assembly polls, DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, party's Chief ministerial nominee Ajay Maken and AICC-in-charge of Delhi PC Chacko, jointly released the second part of its manifesto aimed at addressing the 'Future needs of Delhi'.

"If voted to power we will introduce the law of 'Right to shelter, housing and property rights to slum dwellers'. It will be the basic right of Delhi people that unless they are offered an alternative place their accommodation or shelter will not be snatched," Lovely said.

"Our second important agenda will be the infrastructural development of the city. During the 15-year regime if Congress would not have developed a network of flyovers and underpasses traffic woes would have multiplied and city would have been chaotic," he claimed.

Elaborating the party's plan of 'infrastructural development, Lovely said, "we will introduce more double decker flyovers and underpasses so that Delhi is made 'signal free' with minimum traffic lights."

"A network of mono rails and light rails will be laid in Delhi and also the network of metro be expanded," he said.

The party also promised to introduce 'New fast metro trains' which will halt at only key metro stations where maximum footfall is recorded.

"This system will help people to travel faster and save time to reach work. Ladies special train will also be started which will run during peak hours to help women travel safely and comfortably," Lovely said.

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