Vision for Delhi
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My vision for Delhi stems from these inspiring words of Swami Vivekanada. I sincerely believe that Delhi has enough number of brave, bold men and women who can make it not only one of the best cities but the best city in the world. All that we need to do is to have clarity of thought and purpose, a government that has strong political will and a vision that is backed by the pure intent of working for the welfare of the common people in both word and spirit.
The first and the foremost thing is that any government in Delhi must be capable enough to share and connect with the aspirations and dreams of the citizens of Delhi. Delhi needs to have innovative solutions for the problems which are being projected insurmountable. No problem is insurmountable, if we have the intent to resolve it. Only a weak mind would take up lame excuses and shift the blame.
My vision for Delhi is that it should be a city where people can feel safe, dignity of women is taken care of, children and senior citizens don’t feel vulnerable and all sections of the society get equal opportunities. It has to be a city where public utilities are of best quality and yet affordable. The Capital of our great country has to be a model city which provides efficient and affordable power, water, health services, education, housing and public transport to ensure that common citizens can realise their aspirations. We must strive to make our city environment friendly, where we extensively use renewable resources of energy such as solar energy in or daily lives and have atleast one third of the city completely under green cover. The green cover are the ‘lungs’ of the city. As this city continues to grow, its ‘lungs’ should be strengthened too. If we don’t do that, the city will continue to die a slow death as it is happening today. This must be changed with utmost urgency.
Delhi has to become a disabled friendly city. All public places should have the desirable facilities for the differently able people. I want Delhi to be a child friendly city where children from all classes and sections of society get equal opportunities . It has to be a city where the Public Distribution System works effectively for the marginalised sections of the society. For those who are not covered by the PDS, the government must establish a system on the lines of “Super Bazaar” to provide basic commodities at reasonable prices. This can be easily done through Public Private Partnership initiatives.
I believe, that the mantra for making Delhi the best city in the world is “Accountable Governance, Participatory Governance and Sensitive Governance.” The seat of Delhi government must be used to set up an accountable, sensitive, efficient and effective administration. There is an urgent need to induct professionals and experts in government at various levels. There must be extensive use of technology to implement e-governance. This would help to induce transparency and efficiency at all levels and weed out corruption. It also helps to significantly reduce the administrative costs. The money saved can be utilised for greater welfare schemes. The grievance redressal mechanism of all government departments should be completely people-centric and highly accountable. There has to be fixed time frame for redressal opf every single grievance.
Delhi also has the potential of becoming one of the most attractive art and culture hubs. The Delhi government has to play an important role in setting up, nurturing, supporting and promoting world class art and cultural organisations as well as supporting all such activities.
Delhi has a burgeoning population youth. There is an urgent need for expanding education opportunities at all levels for them. The pressure of admission to schools and colleges can be reduced by setting up world class government institutions and by ensuring that all government education institutions including school colleges have the best of infrastructure, teachers, study environment.
But that would be the first step only. We need to go beyond that and integrate skill development for making education employment oriented especially post-senior secondary level education. The entrepreneurial skills of Delhi residents are well known. It is time to harness them. The government needs to break its stereotype image and support young entrepreneurs by incubating their projects especially those which can create social capital that will benefit the whole city.
Delhi, currently has islands of affluence surrounded by chaos and anarchy. The urban planning in Delhi is virtually non-existent though many bodies exist on paper entrusted with the task. The result has been mushrooming of unauthorised colonies, JJ clusters and slums. With strong political will and visionary planning, we can change the landscape of Delhi by providing well planned affordable housing and public utilities to the teeming millions for whom this city holds a goldentomorrow.
To sum up my vision for Delhi, I would like to go back to Swami Vivekananda again, whose 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated world over this year. His words can be the guiding spirit for all of us who have a dream and vision for “Hamari Dilli.” He said:
“Be not afraid, for all great power throughout the history of humanity has been with the people. From out of their ranks have come all the greatest geniuses of the world, and history can only repeat itself. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. “
I was pleased to see your reply. You are the first politician who care what his supporter wants and reply in a very humble manner. It's very praise worthy. My all best wishes for upcoming election. It's a changing moment of history.
Sir, it's a request to you kindly raise the issue of unalloted plots to DDA Rohini 1981 scheme. We are waiting for it for 33 years as well as 25000 families are waiting too but DDA has given just paper assurance. Kindly look into the matter sir.