Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CM's deadline: No debris on roads after Aug 10

A day after a heavy downpour plunged the city — which is to host the Commonwealth Games in less tha three months — into complete chaos, chief minister Sheila Dikshit visited various project sites on Tuesday and asked the agencies involved to remove all construction material and debris by August 10.

Expressing concern over the extensive waterlogging in the city on Monday evening, she said the ongoing construction activities by PWD, MCD, NDMC and DMRC had aggravated the problem.

The CM underlined the urgent need for maintenance and upkeep of roads at a meeting held at the secretariat. It was attended by PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, chief secretary Rakesh Mehta, principal secretary to the chief minister, P K Tripathi, principal secretary (PWD) K K Sharma and senior officials from Union urban development ministry, MCD, NDMC, PWD and DMRC.

Chauhan was out with his officials all of Tuesday to check if the debris was being removed or not. That, however, seems to be a herculean task as the entire city seems to be caught in the throes of an epidemic of digging without any method in the madness.

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