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Delhi will maintain double-digit growth: Dikshit

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday asserted that the double-digit economic growth of the national capital would be maintained and emphasised the role of industries in this endeavour.

"We are immensely committed to making Delhi a world-class city and sustain the double-digit growth rate of 11.4 percent that it achieved in 2011-12," Dikshit said here at a CII conclave.

"This is possible, if and only industries support us and partner with us in our initiatives and projects, essentially low cost housing, which would help us make Delhi slum-free in next two-three years," she added.

Dikshit also asked industries to invest in low-cost housing projects, efficient distribution and management of water, managing waste and a hassle-free public transport system.

Describing Delhi as the "epicentre" of growth, she cited multiplicity of authorities in the capital for affecting its pace of progress, but added this reason has not become a bottleneck.