New Delhi: With the pressure building up
to complete several key projects linked to Commonwealth Games,
a concerned Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit continued her
inspection of works for the second consecutive day today,
strictly directing the agencies concerned to finish all work
by the new deadline of August 31.
During a visit to Barapullah Nallah elevated road
project, her second in last one week, Dikshit directed PWD to
expedite pace of work so that it again does not miss the
deadline. PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and several top
officials also accompanied her.
"Dikshit strictly told the implementing agency to
complete the project as soon as possible," said a official
The elevated road between Sarai Kale Khan and the
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue of the event, is
being built to provide uninterrupted traffic flow from Games
Village near Akshardham temple to the stadium.
The four-km road is being constructed at a total cost
of Rs 499 crore which will become an easy link between east
Delhi and south and central Delhi after the Commonwealth
The all important project has already missed several
deadlines. Officials now said they are confident of completing
all the works by August 15. "We have completed over 90 per
cent of the work already."
With the countdown beginning for the mega event, the
chief minister last week had set August 31 as new deadline for
completing all the projects linked to the Games.
Dikshit and Chauhan had yesterday visited various
project sites to take stock of progress of work. Sources said
Dikshit was not happy with pace of work on several projects
and pulled up various implementing agencies also yesterday for
their lack of seriousness.
Chouhan too had warned the officials yesterday against
any complacency and said the government would not hesitate to
take action against those found negligent in duties.
Dikshit had yesterday set July 31 as deadline for
Delhi Metro to hand over various roads currently under its
control along the upcoming Metro lines to PWD and other
agencies so that beautification and relaying of roads could be
She had also set August 10 as deadline for all civic
agencies to removing all construction waste and other garbage
across the city.