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DSIIDC constructs roads, drains in 371 unauthorised colonies

The Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) has constructed about 800 km of roads and 1,500 km of drains in 371 unauthorised colonies in Delhi as part of the government’s ambitious plan to improve the quality of life in these areas.

A total of 634 unauthorised colonies spread over 21 assembly constituencies have been allocated to DSIIDC for carrying out development work. The task in 371 colonies had been completed till May this year.

‘The task in 371 colonies had been completed,’ a senior DSIIDC official said, adding that an expenditure of Rs 1,334 crore was incurred to improve basic infrastructure in the colonies Work amounting Rs 278 crore in 97 more colonies are in progress. This is likely to be completed by March 2014. The Shriram Institute for Industrial Research has been entrusted with the task of ensuring quality in the projects, DSIIDC spokesman said.

The government had regularised 895 unauthorised colonies in September, 2012. Various agencies had been tasked with improving basic infrastructure in the colonies. After the Congress’ defeat.

The assembly constituencies where most of the work has either been completed or some work is still on include Badarpur, Rithala, Timarpur, Narela, Uttam Nagar, Janakpuri, Palam, Vikaspuri, Bawana and Badli.
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