Delhi government to penalise delays in project completions

The move is aimed at speeding the development works across the city.

Published: 26th February 2018 02:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2018 02:03 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The irrigation and flood control department of the Delhi government will impose penalties on contractors for delays in completion of projects. The move is aimed at speeding the development works across the city.

“Appropriate action will be initiated against the contractors including imposition of penalty for not completing the work as per time schedule," a department official said.

The order comes at a time when the AAP has been embroiled in two separate controversies -- one regarding the disqualification of 20 MLAs for holding offices of profit and another one involving two legislators, who have been accused of assaulting the chief secretary. 

According to officials, a meeting would be held every fortnight to review the progress of the works.

“Besides, a similar protocol of review of all cases on a weekly basis will be followed by the superintending engineer with executive engineer,” the official said and added that any laxity would not go unpunished.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a letter to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, said adequate security measures must be taken to ensure teachers are protected inside the school premises.

A teacher was attacked by a mob inside the school in north west Delhi’s Narela area last week.

“It is a matter of grave concern if teachers are not safe within the premises of their school. Since the Delhi Police comes under the LG, I would request him to ensure that the swift action is taken in this case and adequate security arrangements are made for all government schools in Delhi,” Sisodia said.


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