Development works in Kirari: CM lays foundation stone
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday laid the foundation stone for development works in 14 unauthorised colonies in north west Delhi's Kirari area.
Under the project, to be undertaken by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), roads and drains will be constructed in unauthorised colonies in the area at a total expense of Rs 5,322.74 lakh. The total number of streets to be covered under the project is 432, i.e. 49.4 km.
The work of construction in all the 14 colonies will start between December 2018 and January 2019 and will be completed between July and August next year.
An estimated one lakh people living in these colonies would be benefitted from the project. The colonies which would benefit from the project include Prem Nagar III, Shani Bazar Road, Agar Nagar, Inder Enclave, Gaurav Nagar II, Karan Vihar I, Karan Vihar V, Adarsh Laxmi Nagar, Sharma Enclave, Prem Nagar II, Block A to D Prem Nagar III, Janki Vihar, F-block Agar Nagar and Vikas Vihar.
The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government, since coming to power in 2015, has stressed on uplifting the standard of living of residents of Delhi's unauthorised colonies.
The Chief Minister has been pushing the projects in these colonies and taking review meetings on the same.
Kejriwal, who also heads DJB, has also been regularly visiting the sites of the development works being carried out in the last three and a half years to take stock of the development on the ground, the quality and punctuality of the deadlines.
A huge network of streets and drains has been executed in these colonies after AAP came to power in Delhi.