NDMC budget: focus on ravamping New Delhi area with eye on CW Games

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Ravamping of the New Delhi area and measures for environmental preservation form the focus areas in the NDMC budget for the year 2008-09 unveiled here today.

As per the revised budget estimates for the Financial year 2008-09, presented by NDMC Chairman Parimal Rai, an expenditure of Rs 1191.55 crore is expected to be made against receipts of Rs 1193.06 crore in the Financial Year 2008-09, expecting surplus of Rs 1.51 crore.

Addressing reporters here, Mr Rai said the focus in the Budget for 2008-09 would be on sustainable development of the area to bring it on par with international standards.

As part of this policy, several major projects are to be undertaken during the next year including redevelopment of Connaught Place facade, restoration of Gole market, strengthening and resurfacing of roads with hot and cold mix technology, upgradation of toilets of South and North Rajpath, facade improvement to mini market in Janpath, Yusuf Jai market and introduction of computer education in primary schools.

As part of efforts for environmental preservation of the area, measures like upgradation of street lighting, adoption of energy conservation measures, installation of solar lights in parks and solar water heating systems in buildings, provision of piped natural gas and adoption of mix technology for utilisation of solid waste for recycling, compositing, RDF and generating of electricity of PPP basis with MCD are sought to be adopted during the next financial year, Mr Rai said.

Mr Rai said in the revised budget estimates of 2007-08, surplus of Rs 3.11 crore is expected, total expenditure is expected to be Rs 1344.69 crores as against the receipts of Rs 1347.80 crore.

''Revenue growth of 15.74 per cent is matched by increase in expenditure by 15.59 per cent. Thus, the revenue mobilisation has been estimated slightly higher than the expenditure projections.

In the coming year, Rs 541.08 crore will be spent on electricity, Rs 149.69 crore under roads, public works and projects, Rs 121.13 crore on education, sports and social services, Rs 159.82 crores for sanitation and health, Rs 55.21 crore for water and Rs 108.20 crore for administration.

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