NEW DELHI: The city administration’s Public Works Department on Friday claimed that the various projects that they launched have saved fuel worth Rs 2,689 crore in the past five years.
At the 53rd foundation day of the department, it unveiled a booklet of its achievements and said it prevented carbon dioxide emission of 14,34,669 tonnes.
“By reducing the CO2 emission, we have not only contributed in the environment conservation but also saved about Rs 66 crore which the environment department would have spent to control the emission by various means,” said Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar Srivastava.
The department said it spent Rs 3,148 crore on 18 projects and the amount was recovered within three years of the completion of the project.
“The construction cost of the projects of grade separators at Mangolpuri, Mukarba Chowk, ITO Chungi, Shyamlal College and Anand Vihar project, was recovered within the a year of commissioning,” the official told reporters.