Himalayan News Service

New Delhi, January 9:

A massive freight complex is to be constructed in the Indian capital ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth games.

The contract for the planning and design of the Integrated Freight Complex at Dwarka in the city’s southwest has been assigned to the Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (DSIDC).

The Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation, which has undertaken over Rs 6 billion Indian Currency (IC) worth of projects in the last five years, has also been asked to construct 15 combined effluent treatment plants for the 21 industrial areas in Delhi. Of this, 10 plants have already been built, a Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation statement said.

For the commonwealth games in 2010, the Delhi government has assigned over Rs 2 billion IC for a total infrastructure overhaul of the city.

The next commonwealth games will be held in March 2006 in Melbourne.