New Delhi, Jul 31 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today exhorted representatives of RWAs in Delhi to render their constructive cooperation in successfully hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the Capital city.
Speaking at the concluding session of a three-day Bhagidari Workshop organised at Sri Satya Sai International, Ms Dikshit said Delhi would be able to establish its new image with success of an international sports event like the Commonwealth Games, which would change the scenario of infrastructure in Delhi.
Addressing the workshop, attended by office bearers of RWAs, MLAs, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta and senior officers from various departments of Delhi, BSES, DJB, Delhi Police, MCD, NDMC&DDA, Ms Dikshit complemented the role of RWAs in bringing substantial improvement in maintenance of parks, street lights, enhancement of green areas and implementation of various people friendly schemes through Bhagidari programme which has acquired a significant place in the hearts of the people.
Noting that the Bhagidari concept has given real shape to the concept of people's participation in governance and monitoring of various projects. RWAs been close partners in the endeavour to reduce pollution in Delhi.
The workshop was conducted with formation of groups, which prepared their action plan relating to improvement of civic amenities in their respective localities. The action plan was presented to the Chief Minister. She instructed concerned officers to fully implement suggestions in next two months.
Ms Dikshit said there has been sea change in amenities like water, electricity, cleanliness, maintenance of various services though much is yet to be done in the area of sewage.
She said the public transport scenario has seen a sea change during the last nine years. Delhi Metro under its first phase has been extended upto 65.1 km and it will add to its route length upto additional 68 km before commencement of Commonwealth Games 2010.
Fifty three flyovers have been providing smooth flow of traffic.
Large number of low-floor buses and 25 low-floor air-conditioned buses are plying on the roads. It is expected to introduce 6,000 new buses in fleet of DTC by next year.
She exhorted representatives of RWAs to work in tandem with different departments to make Delhi a world-class city. She further exhorted them to make use of RTI Act, which has ensured transparency.
RWAs from East, North-East and New Delhi districts actively participated in the event. They complemented achievements relating to Delhi Metro, Flyover and Public Transport System.
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