AAP MLAs express ‘dissatisfaction’ over working of DUDA

The Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held district-wise meetings with MLAs over MLA LAD funds.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 19, 2016 7:49 pm
manish sisodia, delhi deputy cm, manish sisodia development projects, delhi development projects, india news, delhi news During their meetings with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia over Local Area Development (LAD) funds most of the legislators raised issue of DUDA delaying execution of civic works in their constituencies. (PTI Photo)

Several AAP legislators on Monday expressed “dissatisfaction” over the working of District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) in carrying out development works in their respective constituencies.

During their meetings with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia over Local Area Development (LAD) funds most of the legislators raised issue of DUDA delaying execution of civic works in their constituencies.

During the four-day Assembly session last month also, several Aam Aadmi Party MLAs had alleged that execution of civic works in their areas was being “delayed” by DUDA and municipal corporations.

The Deputy Chief Minister held district-wise meetings with MLAs over MLA LAD funds.

“In meetings, most of the legislators raised issue of DUDA delaying execution of civic works in their constituencies. DUDA is not releasing funds on time under LAD fund due to which development works are being affected,” an AAP MLA said.

Legislators claimed that if it continues like this, it may “harm” the image of the party.

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DUDA was constituted last year in all 11 districts by the Delhi government for execution of development projects as well as maintenance of public assets. Each DUDA is headed by the district magistrate concerned.

The purpose of constituting DUDA was to end the confusion arising due to multiple government agencies working in an area.

After formation of DUDA, the government had said the agency would strengthen and augment infrastructure- roads, streets, local parks, street lights- in each of the Assembly constituencies.