New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today and discussed several issues, including decongestion of traffic in Delhi and fund-sharing pattern for the Metro Phase-IV project.
Earlier this year, the AAP government had agreed to the 50-50 per cent equity sharing model as stated by the Centre to fund the Metro projects.
The chief minister met the housing and urban affairs (HUA) minister at around 4 pm. “Kejriwal said that the proposal regarding Phase-IV of Delhi Metro will soon be sent to the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs as per the financing policy norms for further consideration and approval,” the ministry said in a statement.
It stated that the two leaders discussed various issues including decongestion of traffic in Delhi, the Delhi government’s concurrence for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), better maintenance of sewers and sanitation.
The chief minister said that his government would work with the Centre for betterment of the national capital. The chief minister said he would have the issues raised by the Union minister considered on priority, the statement also said.
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Puri later asked HUA secretary Durga Shanker Mishra to coordinate with the Delhi government for taking necessary action for decongestion of traffic in the national capital as per the recommendations made in the report of a high-powered committee on decongesting traffic in Delhi. The report was furnished to the Delhi government in June last year.