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We just want to be allowed to execute projects: Jain on skywalk inauguration invitation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

PWD on Friday hit out at the Centre for not inviting any to the inauguration of a skywalk at ITO here, saying the Arvind Kejriwal-led government just wants to do its work.

will inaugurate the skywalk on Monday, which was funded by the and constructed by the Public Works Department.

Lt Governor and have been invited to the inaugural ceremony.

In response to a question by reporters over the issue, Jain said, "They (Centre) assigned the work. Our job was to construct the skywalk and they have assigned to themselves the responsibility of inaugurating it."

"Our work is being praised as we (Delhi PWD) have done a good job," he said, adding "We are happy. We just want to be allowed to execute projects, and they can do the inauguration."

Jain also said the design of the skywalk was initially a simple foot over bridge, but it was changed when he intervened.

in a tweet in Hindi said, "It doesn't matter. We are concerned about the work. The lives of residents of Delhi should be improve. That's all."

The over 600-metre-long skywalk will connect Sikandra Road, Mathura Road, Tilak Marg and Bahadurshah with Pragati Maidan and ITO Metro stations and the

Authorities are expecting a footfall of nearly 30,000 per day once the skywalk becomes operational.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:00 IST