Delhi's Beautification Efforts To Continue Beyond G20 Summit, Say Ministers

Bharadwaj acknowledged the contribution of the city's two crore (20 million) residents, whose taxes funded the beautification efforts.

Preps for G20 Summit in Delhi

Delhi authorities have revealed plans to ensure the maintenance and preservation of assets created during the recent G20 Summit held in the city. At a press conference, Delhi ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj expressed their gratitude to the people of Delhi for their cooperation in making the summit a success.

Atishi, who also oversees the Public Works Department (PWD), discussed the ongoing beautification efforts in the national capital. She stated that PWD officials would be actively monitoring the beautification projects in various areas, extending the city's enhanced aesthetics beyond those specifically prepared for the G20 Summit.

Addressing concerns about the security of the newly installed statues and fountains from the summit, Atishi disclosed their intention to enlist the services of a maintenance agency to safeguard these assets, PTI reported.

The G20 Summit, held under India's presidency, recently concluded after two days of discussions and deliberations.

Both Atishi and Saurabh Bharadwaj emphasized that the beautification of Delhi would persist beyond the summit. Urban Development Minister Bharadwaj outlined a collaborative effort involving the Public Works Department (PWD), Urban Development (UD), and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to maintain the city's aesthetics.

Bharadwaj acknowledged the contribution of the city's two crore (20 million) residents, whose taxes funded the beautification efforts. He expressed gratitude to the citizens for their cooperation during the summit, recognizing that they endured traffic disruptions and stayed indoors for parts of the event.

Atishi added that ongoing efforts to keep Delhi clean, including mechanical road sweeping and road washing, would continue under the responsibility of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). She also pledged the government's support in procuring additional cleaning equipment if necessary.

With approximately 1,400 kilometers of roads under the purview of the PWD, Atishi outlined plans for beautification initiatives, including decorative horticulture.

Responding to concerns about the lack of recent public data on dengue cases in Delhi, Bharadwaj assured the public that they had urged the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to share this vital information. Additionally, they called for a campaign on dengue awareness, involving the health department and the chief secretary, to address the issue effectively.