Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday urged people to have faith in his government, asserting that despite the “hurdles,” allegedly created by the BJP-ruled Centre in the way of Delhi’s development, his government has been determined to complete all major projects by the end of this year.
Addressing a gathering at an event organised here to mark the third anniversary of the AAP government, Kejriwal said his dispensation had been able to do “only half the work” that could have been done over the past three years.
Highlighting his government’s achievements in the sectors of health and education in the past three years, Kejriwal made an appeal to the people of the national capital to have faith in the AAP regime.
The chief minister maintained that his government would complete all major projects ~ including the free Wi-Fi project across Delhi ~ by the end of 2018. He said the Delhi government will make “massive investment” to improve the condition of roads and drainage system across the national capital.
“The focus on education, health, water and sewer will continue to remain our top priority. But this year will also witness our massive investment to improve the condition of existing roads and drains and also to construct new ones. By the end of this year roads and drainage-related works will be completed,” the CM said.
Kejriwal asserted that his government will also soon announce the date of implementing free Wi-Fi in Delhi ~ which was among the AAP’s poll promises for the 2015 Assembly elections that it had swept comprehensively.
He said separate funds would be earmarked in the upcoming state budget for both the free Wi-Fi as well as other proposed projects.
Referring to the steps to be taken by the AAP government to tackle the increasing air pollution in the national capital, Kejriwal said the government would carry a round-the-year air quality study to find exact reason of pollution in different parts of the city.
“The government,” Kejriwal said, “is also procuring machines which can detect sources of pollution at any given time so that preemptive action can be taken accordingly.” Kejriwal said the Delhi chief secretary would submit a report on the proposed study and the plan to buy machines in a week.
“Modern, vibrant, pollution free, smart Delhi is my dream,” Kejriwal said.