Thursday, July 15, 2010

Govt using sub-standard material for CWG infrastructure: BJP

New Delhi, Jul 14 (UNI) The BJP today alleged that the Delhi Government was using sub-standard material to build the infrastructure for the Commonwealth Games resulting in deaths of people.

When heavy rains lashed the city two days back, life was thrown out of gear with waterlogging and traffic snarls causing rain-related accidents in many areas.

Walls collapsed, trees were uprooted, electric poles fell down and roads caved in across the capital taking lives of at least 17 people till now.

''The government is responsible for the deaths due to rains in the city. They are using low quality material in making buildings, roads and other infrastructure
and so taking lives of people,'' Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta told mediapersons here today.

Earlier, he had even demanded that Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit should resign. ''The government has spent crores of rupees for the infrastructure development for the Games. But the heavy rains have exposed the government's preparation,'' Mr Gupta said. The Chief Minister should resign from her post owing moral responsibility for the deaths, he added.

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