All agencies need to work together to make Delhi a slum-free city

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said the various government agencies needed to work together to make Delhi a slum-free city

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 19, 2013 1:24 am

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said the various government agencies needed to work together to make Delhi a slum-free city. She was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the in situ development of 8,000 slum clusters in Kalkaji Extension,South Delhi. Slums located in Navjeevan Vihar,Jawahar Camp and Bhoomiheen Camp will make way for multi-storeyed flat complexes.

“It has been the priority of the government to rehabilitate jhuggi-jhopri dwellers under in situ development in the city as far as possible,’’ she said. The project will be carried out in three phases. In Phase-I,residents of 300 slums will be rehabilitated. Each flat will have a drawing room,a bed room,kitchen,toilet and one balcony. Anaganwadis,primary health centres,space for religious activities and three parks are also part of the plan.

“The Delhi Development Authority is going to take up this project,estimated to cost Rs 235 crore,on its own. The work on this project is expected to begin on October 25,’’ an official said.

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