July 25, 2009 2:09:15 am
In an attempt to expedite development work in unauthorised colonies,the Delhi government has decided to closely monitor the progress of work carried out by various civic agencies.
Government officials added that all agencies have been asked to submit regular progress reports of their projects.
According to Urban Development minister Dr A K Walia,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has already directed agencies like the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD),the Delhi Jal Board,the Delhi Development Authority and the citys power distribution companies to prioritise work in the colonies that were issued provisional regularisation certificates just before the Assembly elections last year.
We are working hard to provide all basic amenities at these unauthorised colonies, Walia said. Rs 2,800 crore has been set aside in the 11th Five Year Plan for developmental work,he added.
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While Delhi MLAs have been asked to furnish a list of unauthorised colonies in their individual constituencies,MCD has been allotted Rs 427.47 crore,the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation (DSIIDC) Rs 629.69 crore,the DJB Rs 701.15 crore and city discoms Rs 44.50 crore.
Officials said work on water pipelines has been completed in 490 colonies,while water supply has begun in 373 colonies. Out of the 1,600-odd colonies identified by the government for regularisation,the Archaeological Survey of India has cleared 1,577 colonies,while the Forest department has cleared 1,334 colonies for regularisation.
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