Corruption in booking of community centres

New Delhi: Delhi Urban Development Minister A K Walia today alleged that it has been noticed that largescale corruption is taking place in the booking of community centres in trans-Yamuna area.

Calling for involvement of MLAs in local issues, Walia pointed out that 40 community centres have been constructed with financial support by the MLAs in trans-Yamuna areas but the legislators have no say in the booking of the centres. "They feel embarrassed as bookings are only being done on the recommendations of councillors. Further, he alleged, it has been noticed that largescale corruption is taking place in the booking of the community centres," he said. He said the city government will not hesitate to bring these community centres under its jurisdiction.

Walia said Delhi government would provide all support to the newly-created municipal corporations and exuded confidence that trifurcation of the civic body would significantly improved civic services in the city. Walia, replying to a discussion on trifurcation of MCD, said creation of the three new corporations will go a long way in making Delhi a clean city. He said the new civic bodies must concentrate on improving property tax collection and solid waste management and cleaning and desilting the drains on priority basis.