Chief Secy reviews progress of projects

Official concerned over drop in revenue

Taking note of the delay in several projects, Chief Secretary D M Spolia questioned many officials of his team about the progress on projects like the knowledge park in west Delhi, the bridge in Wazirabad in east Delhi and installation of GPS units in DTC buses.

Spolia, during a meeting with officials, reviewed the development activities of the departments and sought their quick response.Industries Secretary was told to submit a note on the progress on the Baprola Knowledge Park and operation of industrial estates, including the one in Naraina.

He also sought details about another skill centre at Jaunapur which is to be built in collaboration with the Singapore government.Spolia pointed to the slow progress of construction of Signature Bridge over the Yamuna at Wazirabad and directed the Managing Director of the Tourism Department to penalise the contractor for the delay, said a statement.

The Chief Secretary also told the officials to complete the project by January 2015.
The top bureaucrat said the work on construction of the 96 school buildings should be done within the scheduled time and there should not be any delays.

While discussions on installation of GPS units in Delhi Transport Corporation buses, the Chief Secretary asked the corporation’s chairperson for a report on the progress on the work and also the monitoring of the services.

Spolia also asked the CEO of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board about allotment of flats built for the poor.The Chief Secretary expressed concern over the drop in revenue collection and directed Principal Secretary Finance and officials of the Trade and Tax Department to present an action plan for achieving the target of the revenue set in the budget.

The Food and Supplies Commissioner told the Chief Secretary about the weeding out of the ineligible ration card holders.

The Commissioner said under the food security programme, the department had carried out identification of the beneficiaries and half of them had already been given the ration cards.

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