New Delhi, India: The Annual Plan for Delhi for the year 2010-11 has been finalised at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit. The Annual Plan size has been agreed at INR 114 billion.
Ahluwalia said being the national capital it should lead in evolving new programmes that can better benefit lower section of the society. “Delhi Government has to its credit bringing out an Action Plan for climate change, improving sex ratio, working on an excellent GIS system and demonstrative achievement in power sector,” he said.
He observed that there are several systemic issues in transport and mobility resulting in vehicular congestion and shortage of parking facilities. Steps to improve the public transportation system including bidding out bus transport clusters are encouraging. Parking is another critical problem which will only get worse as vehicle currently increase. AT&C losses have come down substantially. But, the distribution system needs to be adequately revamped and modernised.