New Delhi: With Commonwealth Games barely five months away, the Mayor of Delhi today appealed to citizens to do their bit to beautify the city for the foreign visitors who will be coming here for the mega event.
Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney has made a plea to owners of houses falling on the routes to be used by sports teams and officials to carry out facade improvement and whitewashing of their buildings.
"Ahead of the Games, we are appealing to Delhiites to make their contribution. Owners of buildings on Games routes can carry out facade improvement and painting to make them look better," he said.
Earlier, MCD officials had said that in a meeting in April that they were asked by the government to motivate the residents to take up facade improvement of their respective houses and buildings.
In many cases it was recommended that whitewash of buildings should also be carried out, they had said.
As this cannot be made mandatory, it was suggested that such residents should be given monetary benefits such as rebate in property tax on completion of the work.
However, the MCD has said that it did not have enough money for this.
The civic agency has also asked traders in areas like Chandni Chowk to put up uniform signboards to make them look attractive for the Games.
The traders have agreed to replace the signboards.