With just four months left for the Commonwealth Games, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said all infrastructure projects being undertaken by her government as part of its preparation for the event will be completed much before the deadline.
“We will finish all the projects on time well ahead of the commencement of the event on October 3. I will complete my responsibility,” Ms. Dikshit said when asked whether she was satisfied with the preparation.
On reports that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be present at a function for launch of tickets of the event, Ms. Dikshit refused to comment.
Delhi Government has undertaken projects worth over Rs. 15,000 crore to improve infrastructure in the city ahead of the Games to be held from October 3 to 14.
On whether her government has decided to ask the Central Vigilance Commissioner to conduct a probe against certain companies given contract to install street lights in several areas of the city, Ms. Dikshit said a final decision on the issue is yet to be taken.
PWD Minister Rajkumar Chauhan, during an inspection of the streetlight installation project, had said his department may request for a high-level vigilance probe into the “sub—standard” work done by the companies and orders have been issued to blacklist them.
The Commonwealth Games will be the biggest sporting event to be held in the country after the 1982 Asian Games.
The city government has been facing flak for its tardy preparations for the event. Because of delay, the government had to extend deadlines for several projects.