Several infra projects affected due to frequent transfers of PWD secretaries, govt targets L-G

New Delhi: The Delhi government alleged on Saturday that the work on several of its infrastructure projects, including some related to G-20 Summit preparations, were affected due to “frequent” transfers of officers heading its public works department (PWD).

In a statement, the Arvind Kejriwal government claimed that since September 2020, PWD had five different secretaries.

“The Delhi government has been working tirelessly to develop the infrastructure of Delhi but frequent change of PWD secretaries by the LG has obstructed our progress. It is a deliberate attempt to abuse the powers of his office and derail the vision of CM Arvind Kejriwal to transform Delhi into a world-class city,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the PWD portfolio, alleged. Sisodia alleged that the lieutenant governor shuffled PWD secretary every six months to leave the department “headless” and stall infrastructure works of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

Such “brazen” attempt by the lieutenant governor to “abuse” his hold on the Services department have “stalled” key infrastructure projects

such as Ashram flyover and redevelopment of major roads, he charged.

“These frequent changes have impacted several important infrastructure projects of the national capital, many of which were being planned in view of the forthcoming G20 Summit,” Sisodia charged.

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