Number of projects in offing for trans Yamuna development: Dy Mayor

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) Deputy Mayor of Delhi Divya Jayaswal today said the MCD has put aside an amount of Rs 93 crore in its revised budget estimates for the year 2008-09 for development schemes in the Trans Yamuna localities.

The developmental schemes for the Trans Yamuna region envisage the beautification of roads, building new MCD schools, making available better health facilities, building sports complexes, greenification of the areas and building underground drains.

Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Jayaswal said work was already on for contruction of ten schools in the Trans Yamuna area. There were also plans to renovate 49 MCD schools.

Plans were also afoot to build a multi level parking lot in the Gandhinagar area keeping in view the acute parking problem in the locality which houses one of Asia's biggest garment market.

Also, in view of an acute shortage of halls for marriages and other functions, a number of community halls would be constructed in areas like Trilok Puri, Chilla Gaon, Mandawali and Dilshad Garden.

Work is also in process to build a sports complex in Trilok Puri, Mr Jayaswal said.

He said the increasing number of schemes in the offing for development of Trans Yamuna were necessary in view of the increasing population of the region, which also houses the bulk of nearly three to four lakh people who arrive in Delhi every year in seach of better employment opportunities.

The Deputy mayor said emphasis would be on the all round development of the area.

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