CM promises 'cleanest' Delhi

CM promises 'cleanest' Delhi

Celebrates 13 years of running state government

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit intends to make the national capital the cleanest and greenest city in the country by 2013.

 While speaking at a function organised on Tuesday at Delhi Secretariat to commemorate the completion of 13 years of the present government, she said, “Our government is committed to make Delhi the cleanest city in the country by 2013. I seek cooperation of elected representatives, bureaucracy, RWAs, NGOs, citizens, students and particularly the youth and women in this direction.”

In additon, she said at least 5 lakh plants will be planted across the city in next one year to boost the green cover.

She also emphasised the need to maintain the newly constructed assets which were built during the Commonwealth Games (CWG).

The government had earmarked four per cent of the plan expenditure exclusively for maintenance of this infrastructure in the last budget.

“We do not want to tarnish the image of the city for which we had received accolades from all visitors during the Games. It is time to imbibe best civic habits to take our city to the highest standard of cleanliness,” added Dikshit. She also dwelt upon making Delhi a slum free city in the future.

She listed successful commencement of CWG and tri-furcation of Municipal Corporation of Delhi as her two biggest achievements among her other works she did in the last 13 years as CM.

 “The MCD, having jurisdiction over 97 per cent of the city area and population, had become an unmanageable entity and its trifurcation into three new municipalities will go a long way in bringing local administration close to people,” the chief minister said.

She also commended the present MCD Commissioner K S Mehra for his commitment, saying he will be remembered as “last of the great Municipal Commissioners”.

The coming up of three new Municipal Corporations in Delhi will result in the end of a great empire, she said.

Dikshit was all praises for Delhi bureaucracy for their positive role in bringing about changes in the life of residents.

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