Delhi govt to build 35,000 flats for EOS

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) Good news for economically-weakersections in Delhi. The city government today decided to builtaround 35,000 flats for them which are likely to be ready intwo years.

Chairing a high-level meeting with officials of DelhiUrban Shelter Improvement Board and Delhi State Industrial andInfrastructure Development Corporation, Urban DevelopmentMinister A K Walia said the flats will be constructed at PoothKhurd, Tikri and Savda Ghevra areas.

The flats will be constructed under the Jawaharlal NehruUrban Renewal Mission at a cost of Rs 1,847 crore, Walia saidafter the meeting.

"The three projects relating to construction of around35,000 flats have been vetted by the HUDCO," he said.

While DSIIDC will construct 18,760 flats at Pooth Khurdwith an estimated cost of Rs.1020 crore, it will also build8,600 flats at Tikri with an estimated cost of Rs.419 crore.

The DUSIB will take up construction of 7620 flats atSavda Ghevra-III with an estimated cost of Rs.408 crore, hesaid, adding the construction will be completed within 18months after award of work.

The Minister said he has instructed the DSIIDC and theDUSIB to ensure construction within stipulated time.

He said the DSIIDC has already completed construction of9660 flats whereas another 4,144 will be ready by April.

The DUSIB has assured that construction of 1024 flatsat Dwarka will be completed in all respects by April, 2011, hesaid.

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