Chief Secy to monitor dev works in unauth colonies every fortnight

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New Delhi, Jan 8 (UNI) Reiterating the Delhi Government's commitment to provide basic amenities in all unauthorised colonies, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila DIkshit today directed all civic agencies to work in tandem to speed up the work on provision of water, electricity, sewage, roads and sanitation in these colonies.

Presiding over the fourth meeting of the Unauthorised Colonies Development Board, Ms Dikshit directed the Chief Secretary to closely monitor development works in these colonies every fortnight.

Ms Dikshit directed all concerned agencies to take up all development work in these colonies on a priority basis so that most of those residents of unauthorised colonies, who have been forced to live in unhygienic and unsatisfactory condition, could be ensured much wanted relief.

The Chief Minister directed senior officials of the MCD to start cleanliness and sanitation work in all the unauthorised colonies.

Senior officials of UD Department informed in the meeting that out of 1539 unauthorised colonies, 1350 RWAs of unauthorised colonies have submitted their maps for regularisation which would be sent for lay out plan to various agencies.

Ms Dikshit directed the CEO of Delhi Jal Board to immediately start laying of sewage line in unauthorised colonies. The CEO assured in the meeting that after getting the lay out plan from UD Department, DJB would start the work of sewage facilities in all such colonies.

She further directed the Chief Secretary and Pr Secretaries to closely monitor the developmental works in all unauthorised colonies.

Speaking at the meeting, attended by Delhi UD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, Pr Secretary (UD), Pr Secretary (PWD), Pr Secretary (Finance), CEO(DJB), Divisional Commissioner and other senior officials of MCD, DDA and Distcoms, Pr Secretary (UD) informed that Rs 50 crore has been released to MCD for cleanliness and sanitation work in the unauthorised colonies.

Senior officials of NDPL informed in the meeting that they have given proposal for streetlight in 88 unauthorized colonies. After getting the released amount of Rs 6.50 crore the NDPL would work on this project. BSES have also been submitted proposal to MCD for providing streetlights in 100 unauthorised colonies.

It was also informed in the meeting that roads would be constructed by the MCD, DSIIDC and the Irrigation and Flood Control Department.

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