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Sisodia proposes PPP model to curb pollution, traffic woes

To curb the problems of rising pollution, traffic and sanitation issues in the Capital, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday proposed taking the public-private-partnership (PPP) model approach.

Addressing the 'CII Delhi State Annual Session,' Sisodia said: "The previous governments have failed to address these issues. Partnership with the industry is required to deal with such problems."

He also stated that the PPP model will also roll out business opportunities to industry, besides solving the various problems in the city.

"Pollution is the biggest problem in Delhi. Although the government is responsible for controlling it, the industry also has an opportunity to take it forward," he added.

"Similarly, there are several issues where industry can be roped in, like development in unauthorised colonies, garbage, sanitation management and traffic. We can fight these issues in partnership with the industry," the Deputy Chief Minister said.

He emphasised that the solution to rising pollution, traffic woes, poor sanitation and garbage management cannot be found until the government works together with the private players.

"With my two-year experience (in government), the government appears to have failed to work on these issues," added the Deputy Chief Minister.

"Before coming to power, I was an activist and have seen that we cannot find a solution to garbage, traffic, pollution problems, development in unauthorised colonies unless we work together," said Sisodia.
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