In 2 weeks, AAP govt initiates work in nearly 69 unauthorised colonies
NEW DELHI: In the last two weeks, the AAP-government initiated work in nearly 69 unauthorised colonies and also opened the Mayur Vihar phase-1 flyover for the citizens. In July last year, the government sanctioned the budget work for the pending development works in these colonies. The boost in this work also created a political row as the Lok Sabha election is around the corner.
Among all these projects the Badarpur was the biggest project of the government as the Badarpur project where the government initiated work of nearly 38 unauthorised colonies. The AAP from the time of its origin it has been active in the unauthorised colonies, slum and other such areas. In this context, an official said, "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."
The government also initiated works in nearly 11 unauthorised colonies in Bawana, followed by 12 in Mustafabad and 8 in Badli. After coming to power the party kept its focus in the developments of
these colonies. The Delhi Jal Board which is headed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also initiated its work to make pipelines in all these colonies.
On July 19 last year, the CM announced that the Delhi government has approved and sanctioned the budget for construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies except those falling in ASI and forest areas. The total budget to be spent for the development work in these pending areas would be around Rs 1000 to Rs 1200 crore. In order to provide the sewerage facility in unauthorized colonies and to trap the untreated sewage out falling into river Yamuna through drain or Nallas, a proposal of providing sewerage facility in Shiv Enclave group of colonies was approved by the Jal Board, last year. The scheme will benefit Nilothi Extension, Nangloi, Amritapuri Ranhola Nilothi Road, Amrita Puri Block C, Ranhola Village, Tek Chand colony main road village Nilothi falling under WWTP catchment are in Mundka constituency.
The project will benefit about 1,68,922 people of the area. The AAP government has also raised the issue that the central government did not want to regularise these colonies.