Will make Delhi a safer place, assures CM Sheila Dikshit on Republic Day
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During her speech, Dikshit listed her government's achievements and how she has been lucky to unfurl the tricolour for the 15th time in a row.
"We are lucky to have been able to hoist the national flag on Republic Day for the 15th time in a row. And in the last 14 years we have tried our level best to fulfill every need of a citizen of Delhi, from roads, to health facilities and education to houses.... We have tried to reach out to everybody," said Dikshit.
The chief minister discussed various efforts being made by her government to improve the traffic situation in the city. She promised to bring monorail to ease the traffic woes of Delhi.
"Metro is already here, which we can see. Soon, we are going to start the monorail this year itself which will further ease the traffic situation in the city. We have bought thousands of buses and scores of people travel via these buses everyday, but despite all this, we feel Delhi still lacks world-class transport facilities.
"I'd like to assure you that the issue will be soon resolved, we will buy more buses and bring monorail to the capital. Metro services will also be expanded this year itself and all this will ensure cleaner, faster and safer city commuting," she said.
The celebrations saw a parade by Delhi Police, Home Guards, NCC cadets, civil defence and children from various schools. Later a colourful cultural programme featuring folk dance performances and aerobics by children enthralled the crowd.
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