The move comes following low footfall at the halls that are meant to hold functions, officials said. Standing committee chairperson B K Oberoi said the corporation did not have sufficient finance to manage maintenance or even pay staff and guards posted in the 14-15 centres.
Buildings that come under the jurisdiction of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation have been chosen for the project, and the first such building for which bids have been invited is the Old House Tax Building.
People say that since the water supplied to them is dirty they are forced to buy bottled water costing Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 every month, said Manoj Tiwari after holding 'pani panchayats' in areas across Northeast Delhi.
The Delhi Development Authority is presently seeking suggestions on the draft master plan from different stakeholders, including residents, associations and government agencies, before it is finalised.
The walkability plan says that there should be a provision for pelican crossings near schools and other intersections that cater to children and the elderly. The policy also stresses on providing street furniture, signage giving information on directions and locations of public utilities.
The civic body has prohibited the use of single-use plastic items such as bottles, cups, glasses, and polythene bags and plastic items with thickness less than 50 microns due to environmental concerns.
The first showers of monsoon caused waterlogging and massive traffic jams in different parts of the city, causing traffic snarls on several busy road stretches, including at the Dhaula Kuan Ring Road, Barapullah and Kallindi Kunj flyovers.
Online services like registration of birth and death, payment of property tax, trade licenses, factory licenses and others can be availed through the dedicated portals of the MCDs and those without internet facilities may visit the centres spread across the city.
A three-member committee appointed by Lt Governor Anil Baijal had said that while there was no “infirmity” in procurement of the buses, there were “procedural lapses” in granting the annual maintenance contract to two companies for around Rs 3,500 crore.
In a statement, the BJP said: “The party has expelled Jyoti Rachoya (Nangloi councillor) and Savita Khatri (Narela councillor), responsible for the defeat of the BJP candidate for the post of president of Narela Zone, of North Delhi Municipal Corporation.”