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Delhi government to build 5,012 houses for the EWS

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Published : Aug 23, 2017, 3:39 am IST
Updated : Aug 23, 2017, 3:39 am IST

The board also ratified the decision to set up 50 mohalla clinics on its land in different JJ Resettlement colonies.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday cleared the construction of 5,012 houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS) at an estimated cost of Rs 654 crore at three locations in the city. 

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), chaired by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Delhi urban development minister Satyendar Jain also attended the meeting. 

During the meeting, the board granted administrative approval and expenditure sanction for Rs 654.33 crore for construction of the EWS houses.

“As many as 3,780 EWS houses will be constructed in Pocket-F Bhalswa in Jahangirpuri expenditure of which will be Rs 493.40 crore, 784 EWS houses at Dev Nagar in Karol Bagh costing Rs 102.28 crore and 448 EWS houses will be built at Kasturba Niketan in Lajpat Nagar at an expenditure of Rs 58.65 crore,” an official statement said.

All these housing complexes will be 14-storeyed each. The board will request the Delhi government to allocate Rs 500 crore as seed money for taking up the proposed projects.

The DUSIB budget for the financial year 2017-18 was Rs 381.47 crore — Rs 165.72 crore under the non-plan head and Rs 215.75 crore for plan funds.

The board also ratified the decision to set up 50 mohalla clinics on its land in different JJ Resettlement colonies. It also approved setting up of Early Childhood Care and Education Centre by allotting 10 Basti Vikas Kendras to the Ambedkar University in association with the directorate of higher education. 

It also approved setting up of Early Childhood Care and Education Centre by allotting 10 Basti Vikas Kendras to the Ambedkar University. 

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