Delhi Cabinet clears six projects worth Rs 909 crore

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New Delhi, May 1 (UNI) The Expenditure Finance Committee of the Delhi Government today gave its nod to six projects amounting to Rs 909 crore, including three projects relating to the Public Works Department and one project each relating to the Health and Family Welfare Department, UD Department and the Power Department.

Among the projects, cleared in an EFC meeting presided over by Delhi Finance Minister A K Walia, are a grade separator at the intersection of GT Road and Road No 56 near Apsara Border and another grade separator at T-Junction Road No 56-57 near Anand Vihar ISBT in the Trans-Yamuna area.

Both these grade separators would be commissioned before two years of commencement of work. The new infrastructure would also provide free flow of traffic for Yamuna Sports Complex which is one of the venues of the Commonwealth events.

Briefing mediapersons after the meeting, Dr Walia said the city government was committed to ensure smooth flow of traffic on Delhi roads. Hence, the department of Finance has been giving its concurrence to various infrastructure development projects of the PWD.

The Grade separator at Apsara Border would cost around Rs 226.47 crore whereas another grade separator would cost around Rs 123.44 crore.

The grade separators are being constructed to provide free flow of traffic and ensure relief to those commuters who are forced to face heavy traffic jams.

They would result in saving of fuel and travel time and would also bring East Delhi on a par with other much developed localities in South and New Delhi.

Dr Walia said another Rs 305 crore has been sanctioned for infrastructure development by the Delhi Transco Ltd. The amount would be utilised for commissioning of various power related infrastructural projects at Okhla, Gopalpur, Maharani Bagh, AIIMS and Lodhi Road with an aim to augment power supply and make power supply more reliable with zero level fluctuation and disruption.

These projects would be completed between 12 to 24 months.

Dr Walia said a 200-bedded Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital would be commissioned at Kokiwala Bagh near Ashok Vihar, with an estimated cost of Rs 92.68 crore within 30 months after award of work.

This is in tune with the policy of government to provide health care facilities at the doorstep of the people. This new modern hospital would cater to the needs of poor and needy people of number of colonies whose residents are forced to approach hospitals situated at far off places.

Dr Walia said an amount of Rs 152 crore has been sanctioned for construction of the first ever storm water drain from Mahipalpur Chowk to Najafgarh Drain which will be completed within 12 months after award of work. It would go a long way in smooth operations of the newly developed third runway at the Airport and drain out the storm water discharge of five villages namely Mahipalpur, Rangpuri, Rajokari, Samalkha, Kapashera and Dwarka sub-city.

This will also take care of discharge of 700 cusecs of five villages, 1300 cusecs of IGI Airport and 400 cusecs of Dwarka.

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