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Govt starts development works in 12 unauthorised colonies

3 lakh residents of Mustafabad to benefit once the project is completed

Govt starts development works in 12 unauthorised colonies

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Sunday initiated development works in 12 unauthorised colonies in Mustafabad. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the development works. "Delhi Government has been striving for a better life for the residents of the unauthorised colonies of Delhi since it came to power. Work of roads-lanes, drains, sewer lines, water pipelines and street lights have been carried out in a huge number of colonies in the last four years by the Delhi Government," said an official.

He added that lanes and drains would be constructed under the project in these 12-colonies at an expense of Rs 26 crore.

The inauguration was also attended by the Flood and Irrigation Minister Satyendar Jain and other members of the Delhi Government. "A total of 222 streets would be constructed under the project and its total length is 28 kilometres. The total length of drains to be constructed is 56 kilometres. The completion of work will be done by August 2019. The project will be executed by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department. The total number of residents to benefit from the project once completed is 3 lakh," the official added.

"In Delhi, only the AAP can combat the BJP and that's why the victory of AAP is very important. The Congress will only cut the votes but not do any other good to the city," said Chief Minister Kejriwal. He also said that the BJP is "dangerous" because they do caste based and communal politics.

"If you vote for the Congress then it will directly help the BJP. In the last election also if the Congress was not there to cut votes then the AAP would have won all the seats," said the CM.

Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal in February laid the foundation stone for an underground reservoir at Sonia Vihar, aimed at solving the water woes in the area.

The reservoir and the booster pump station, which has a capacity of 26.80 ML, will rationalise the water supply of Sonia Vihar. It will benefit around six lakh people residing in Karawal Nagar and Mustafabad.

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