New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to hike the budget allocation of municipal corporations by Rs.1,000 crore, Finance Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Monday.
“The budget allocation for the municipal corporations of Delhi was Rs.5,908 crore last year. It was later increased to Rs.5,999 crore. This year we have decided to increase it to Rs.6,919 crore,” Sisodia, the deputy chief minister and finance minister, told the Delhi assembly.
Taking a dig at the BJP-controlled civic bodies, he also asked them to utilise the money properly.
“I hope the MCD will utilise this money to pay the salaries of its employees on time. This is public money and the MCD should not waste it by indulging in corrupt activities,” he said.
Talking about the much-hyped WiFi projects, Sisodia said the government would evaluate the pilot projects and come up with more efficient WiFi system in the national capital.
“The government has started pilot projects for WiFi in buses, outdoor WiFi in Burari and some NDMC areas. The government would come up with an efficient WiFi system after studying the pros and cons of the pilot projects,” he added.
–Indo-Asian New Service