Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that he wasn’t bothered on not being invited for the inauguration of the skywalk at ITO by the central government on 15 October. Reacting to the news that the Centre’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had chosen not to invite Kejriwal or anyone from the Delhi government even though the skywalk was built by the Delhi government’s PWD department.
Kejriwal wrote, “It doesn’t matter. We are care about working. Delhi should look good. Lives of Delhiites should improve for better. That’s it. Would let you derive joy from this inauguration.”
कोई बात नहीं। हमें तो काम करने से मतलब है। दिल्ली अच्छी बननी चाहिए। दिल्ली के लोगों की ज़िंदगी में सुधार होना चाहिए। बस।
Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, who has often been at loggerheads with Kejriwal, is likely to inaugurate the skywalk on Monday. The invite by Puri’s ministry, aacording to a report by IANS, read, “Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs cordially invites you to the inauguration ceremony of Skywalk and FOB (Foot Over Bridge) at ‘W’ point, ITO by Hardeep S. Puri, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs under the chairmanship of Anil Baijal, Lt. Governor, Delhi in the august presence of Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament on Monday, October 15 at 3 p.m. near Pragati Maidan Metro Station.”
Kejriwal’s deputy, Manish Sisodia, had tweeted the video of the skywalk in August with a caption that read, “Also, #SkyWalkITO is going to be a ‘pride place to visit’ for every Delhi cisltizen. Above the hustle bustle of ITO, it truly feels like walking in the sky. A view from metro train.”
Also, #SkyWalkITO is going to be a ‘pride place to visit’ for every Delhi cisltizen.
The skywalk has been constructed by the Delhi government with a view to provide comfort to pedestrian movement on Mathura Road, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Sikandra Road.