New Delhi: The white-washed facades in Connaught Place have already lost their sheen a year-and-a-half after the restoration work was carried out in the area. The paan-stained facades have turned black and are also chipping-off in some areas. According to NDMC officials, the company carrying out the work there, EIL, “is responsible for maintenance of this area for five years”.
A proper plan to ensure maintenance of the area was supposed to have been chalked out by the NDMC, but it has not happened so far. “We have had several meetings with NDMC officials over this issue but no concrete decision has been taken so far. The plan is to maintain CP by involving the NDMC, traders and a private company,’’ said Atul Bharghav, president of New Delhi Traders Association.
According to officials, a major problem is the lack of civic sense among people.
“People also need to be proactive in ensuring that the area is maintained properly. They can’t spit and throw garbage all over the place and expect the area remains clean all the time,’’ said an NDMC official.
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