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Gadkari announces funds for Ring Road

The minister said that his ministry would take all steps to provide water to the city’s residents round-the-clock.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced that a fund of Rs 4,000 crore would be set aside for the Delhi Ring Road.

Besides, Gadkari also promised to increase the volume of water in the Yamuna and construct a barrage similar to the one in Wazirabad over the river.

The minister said that his ministry would take all steps to provide water to the city’s residents round-the-clock.
Gadkari was speaking at an orientation session of BJP councillors in the three corporations.

The session also saw national organisational general secretary Ramlal and Delhi incharge Prabhat Jha speak to the councillors. Another speaker at the session was K Dharmrajan of the Dharmrajan committee on the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act.

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While Jha and Ramlal spoke extensively on the active role that councillors need to play in the state, Dharmrajan spoke about the Act and its shortcomings.

“We have been told that we are the first step when it comes to people-to-people contact and we need to be proactive. We have been given assurance that there will be a facilitation arrangement if we want to meet Union ministers to get development works done. They took questions from us on what the party expects us to do,” a senior councillor said.

The councillors have been asked to focus on coordination with MLAs and MPs.

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“The party has witnessed disagreement and rift among MLAs and councillors or MPs. We have been told to keep everyone in the loop and strike better coordination,” the councillor said.

First published on: 09-07-2014 at 01:48 IST
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