Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday reviewed the progress of work on various Commonwealth Games-related projects at a high-level meeting that was attended among others by Public Works Department Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan. She directed that all projects should be completed by March 2010.

During the meeting, Ms. Dikshit reviewed the progress of the Barapullah elevated road, Ring Road bypass, Ghazipur grade separator and UP Link Road projects. Stating that all these projects were closely linked to the Games, she said hosting the international sports event successfully would be a matter of pride for the nation.

Noting that the need of the hour was to “work overtime to honour deadlines,” the Chief Minister said it would be in the fitness of things if these projects were completed by March 2010.

Calling for adherence to quality control, Ms. Dikshit said hindrances, if any, would be resolved at the highest level. She also stated that contractors have been told to submit a detailed schedule of key indicators. Further they have been asked to submit daily progress report.

The meeting was informed that Barapullah elevated road will connect Sarai Kale Khan to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and provide an un-interrupted route up to the main venue of the Games.

As for the three-level grade separator at Ghazipur crossing on National Highway-24, it was stated that major hindrances that were coming in the execution of the project had been removed. It was informed that the underpass at Ghazipur intersection would be commissioned in March 2010 whereas the flyovers would be opened to traffic the following month.

As for the corridor improvement of UP Link Road from NH-24 to Chilla Regulator, the meeting was informed that a 3.64 km stretch would be made signal-free. Besides one bridge at Chilla Regulator, three foot-over-bridges and two flyovers are also being constructed as part of the project.

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