New Delhi, Nov 10: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has enhanced the infrastructural work in the national capital. Barely 9 months after coming to power, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ensured the completion of six-lane elevated road stretching from heavy traffic spot of Azadpur to Prambori. The project was sanctioned Rs 247 crores by the Shiela Dixit government. However, it has been completed through an expenditure of Rs 142 crore.
Inaugurating the flyover on Tuesday, Kejriwal said, “This project was sanctioned Rs 250 crores. But we have completed in Rs 150 crore. We have saved Rs 100 crore. And the work is done only within 9 months of coming to power. This shows that if we have political will, then serving the people is not impossible.” (ALSO READ: AAP condemns alleged rape of tribal women by security forces)
PWD Minister Venkaiah Naidu, who was present at the function appreciated the efforts taken by AAP government in Delhi. “First time, I’ve seen that a project which was sanctioned Rs 247 crores was completed at the expenditure of Rs 142 crores only. PWD ministry praises the efforts of Delhi state government,” he said at the function.
Kejriwal also acknowledged the initiative taken by former Delhi chief minister Shiela Dixit. “20 per cent of the work was completed during the ending phase of Shiela ji‘s tenure. We appreciate her initiative for resolving the traffic issues and improve connectivity. We came to power and continued with the project and completed the pending 80 per cent construction in eight months,” AAP chief added.