MCD says most Games projects to be over by Aug 20
New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the MCD today said most projects implemented by it for the Commonwealth Games are likely to be completed by August 20.
The status of various projects was reviewed at a meeting of MCD Works Committee presided over by its Chairman and BJP councillor Jagdish Mamgain, who expressed unhappiness with contractors over the delay.
"CWG projects are likely to be completed by August 20. Repeated delay and failure in completion of works by contractors is being taken seriously. Illegal road digging was also a matter of concern, which was raised in the meeting," Mamgain said.
According to him, parking facilities in the vicinity of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and at training venue DPS R K Puram School are likely to be completed by August 10.
Work on approach roads of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Thyagraj Stadium, R K Khanna Stadium, Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range and Chattharshal Stadium are in progress and is likely to completed by August 31.
Upgrading works on roads and lanes around hotels and guest houses in Paharganj, Karol Bagh and City Zones are also likely to be completed till August-end.
Out of 808 waterless urinals in different zones, construction of 445 is in progress and is likely to be completed by August 30. A total of 206 urinals have already been completed, Mamgain said.
Several councillors expressed unhappiness over functioning of contractors. "They try to grab more and more contracts and then delay the works," they complained.
Mamgain directed the Engineering Department to fine contractors responsible for delays and if required, blacklist them.
The MCD had earlier set June 30 as the deadline for the projects but missed it. Afterwards, the civic body had said all works will be over by July 31, but failed to keep that promise too.