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Delhi to witness developmental activities in 5 years: Dixit

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Hyderabad, May 4 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit today said that Delhi would witness major changes in infrastructure and other developmental activities in the coming five years.

Participating in the 'Advantage India Day' at the 39th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Development Bank (ADB) here, she stressed the need to have an equal development around Delhi and the areas that come in Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In this regard, she mooted a 'Common Economic Development Zone.' Expressing concern over the poor supply of water in Delhi, the Chief Minister stressed on managing drinking water distribution in Delhi in a more equitable and transparent manner.

Stating that it would be done without privatising the water distribution, she said the Delhi government was stressing on improving public transport system so that it would be more accessible to the people. Though Metro Railway was functioning, the Delhi government was keen on trying other rail systems in Delhi, she added.

Referring to housing in Delhi, Ms Dixit said there was no equitable housing in Delhi. She expressed the need for enormous planning for housing which will be taken up in Delhi. ''We are also making efforts to develop world class sports infrastructure for the coming 2010 Commomwealth Games to be held in Delhi She said games village has to come up for the event. Apart from these 19 hotels would constructed in couple of years in Delhi, she added.

In view of future events and government plans, Delhi would witness a big boom in construction activity. The Delhi administration was more transparent and people friendly. The Right to Informatin Act also helped the people and the state to come closer, she added.

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