Delhi govt to build over 1100 more flats for its employees

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) Delhi Government today decidedto develop a colony at a sprawling 42 acre plot in North WestDelhi to provide housing to its employees.

Officials said a total of 1,152 flats will beconstructed under the first phase at a cost of Rs 400 crore.

The colony will have rainwater harvesting system, aplant for recycling of water, a mini market, schools, parks,playgrounds and a two-level underground parking facility whichwill have space for 1,932 cars.

The decision to construct the flats was taken at ameeting presided by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and attendedby PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chouhan and top brass of the Delhigovernment.

"We have decided to construct the flats so as toprovide accommodation to those employees who have been stayingin rented accommodation," said a senior official who attendedthe meeting.

Dikshit asked the PWD to select "modern design" forthe proposed colony and construct the flats as per greenbuilding concept.

The construction under phase-I of teh project will becompleted within three years. The PWD will construct 1,102flats in the second phase and provide parking space for 1,942vehicles.

The colony will have public transport system also.

Azadpur Metro Station will be just 1.3 km away fromthe proposed site.

Officials said employees who are entitled to havegovernment accommodation will only be provide the quarters.

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