New Delhi: Concerned over lack of public
enthusiasm about Commonwealth Games, beginning in just two
weeks` time, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today exhorted
people to celebrate the event as a "national festival" and
make it a great success.
Appealing the citizens to remain alert and vigilant
during the course of the event, Dikshit, however, asked them
not to panic if they see unprecedented security in the city.
Assuring Delhiites of taking every effort to ensure that
they do not face any difficulty, she also asked people to
drive vehicles in their designated lanes and prefer public
transport to the reach the venues.
The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating a 220
KV power station at Ridge Valley area in Dhaula Kuan.
"The city is now well prepared to host the Games," she
said asking people not to be fearful that restriction in
traffic movement will cripple their daily routine.
Her appeal comes in the backdrop of reports that a
section of the citizens are preparing to leave the city for
the duration of the event, anticipating disruption.
The sub-station has been constructed at a cost of Rs 110
crore which is expected to improve power supply in Delhi
Cantt, parts of South and West Delhi and various NDMC areas.
About the power situation in the city, Dikshit said the
demand of power in Delhi is increasing by around seven to
eight per cent per annum.
"To keep pace with the requirement, the government and
the companies responsible for generation, transmission and
distribution of power are making their best efforts to ensure
uninterrupted and quality power supply," she added.