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Big projects lined up for Commonwealth Games by NDMC in new budget

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New Delhi, Mar 30 (UNI) With 'People First: Partnership, Performance, Projects' as its motto this year the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has hit top gear to deck up Delhi for the Commonwealth Games 2010 proposing a host of novel features in its new budget for 2006-07.

Besides developing the Shivaji Stadium and Talkatora Stadium (for Boxing event of the CWG), the NDMC proposes to build an underground parking there along with the improvement of 52 roads, central vista upgradation including Rajpath and the facade restoration and redevlopemnt of Connaught Place as preparations for the Commonwealth Games, said its chairperson Sindhushree Khullar.

''Restoration of the Gole Market heritage area, for conservation purpose, would be taken up along with beautifying the New Delhi area through which most of the visitors to Delhi would pass.'' With no new tax proposed the thrust this year will be on upgrading electricty distribution, better management of water supply and improving sanitation, she said.

''Proposals for three multi-level parking are being finalised with the technical aspect having been completed. Also, of the 52 roads marked for 'resurfacing', nine would be done this fiscal.'' Also, among the social welfare measures being taken during 2006-07 are construction of an Old Age Home in Sarojini Nagar and setting up of Senior Citizen Recreation Centres at the new MCW Centre building at Gole Market, Mr Khullar elaborated.

On the revenue part, she said as no new properties have been added to the NDMC kitty or its base area increased we propose to increase revenue through better recoveries and effective management.

''This year too we expect to have a surplus of Rs 2.72 crore, with an expenditure of Rs 1,060.44 crore over revenue receipts of Rs 1,063.16 crore.'' The expenditure would be met by raising resources from taxes, duties, principal revenues, licence fee, water supply charges, external financial assistance, receipts from other municipal works and distribution of electricity, she added.

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