Staff Reporter

For sprucing up the roads around the Games venues

Asked to complete the work by April

Uniform sign boards to be put up

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government has sanctioned Rs.21.95 crore to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for streetscaping of roads around the Commonwealth Games venues.

The proposal was cleared on Monday at a meeting of the Expenditure Finance Committee presided over by Finance Minister A. K. Walia.

Speaking to media persons later, Dr. Walia said the proposal was aimed at presenting a better, aesthetic view of roads leading up to the Commonwealth Games venues and other surrounding roads. He asked the MCD to complete the work by April.

Dr. Walia emphasised that all basic ingredients of the project should be implemented with due care and commitment as the facilities to be developed would become a permanent feature of the Capital.

Upgradation of facilities is already under way around Thyagraj Stadium, Nehru Stadium, Siri Fort Sports Complex, R. K. Khanna Lawn Tennis Stadium, Karni Singh Stadium, Yamuna Sports Complex and important sections of Ring Road in view of the upcoming Games.

The Government has also underlined the need for uniform sign boards and maximum possible green cover to provide a soothing effect.