Vijender Gupta elected Chairman of MCD Standing Committee

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) Mr Vijender Gupta and Mr Yogender Chandolia were today re-elected as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi respectively.

Mr Gupta and Mr Chandolia were unanimously elected for the posts.

Addressing reporters after his election, Mr Gupta enumerated MCD's achievements of the past year and its future programmes projections.

Mr Gupta informed that for the year 2008-2009, Rs 272 crore has been provided for development works in all the wards of MCD.

Rs three crore per zone has been provided to each Ward Committee.

Provision of Rs 12.5 crore has been made for development works under discretionary quota of the Mayor and Chairman, Standing Committee while Rs 287.5 crore has been provided for development works to be carried out on the directions of Municipal councillors.

In the education sector, each girl student from Class one to five has been provided Rs 200. So far, four lakh girl students were provided this amount, out of total provision of Rs. nine crore.

Further, anaemia control programme has been started in municipal primary schools and provision of Rs 1.2 crore made for distribution of iron and folic acid tablets.

In the sanitation field, Mr Gupta informed that a scheme has been formulated on the Bangalore pattern under which the garbage will be collected at various strategic places and directly taken to SLFs for disposal. MCD has also started to provide sanitation facilities in 1539 unauthorised colonies and provision of Rs 25 crore has been made for it. The SLFs at Bhalaswa, Ghazipur, Okhla will be leveled after which this land will be used for commercial purposes.

In the health sector, Mr Gupta informed that work of construction of hospitals at Timarpur, Kalkaji, Tilak Nagar and Lajpat Nagar has started while that of construction of 120 bedded ward at Swami Dayanand Hospital, Shahdara is in progress. The work of construction of M&CW centers at Bijwasan, Rohini Sector-3, Hastsal Janta Flats, Hirankudna, Bindapur, Tikri and Mehrauli would be completed soon. The chest clinic at Bijwasan was opened, he added.

Allopathic hospitals are under construction at Indira Nagar and Jwalaheri. Homoeopathy hospital is being constructed at Jahangirpuri. Nursing college at RBTB Hospital has been set up.

Panchkarma hospital is being constructed at Kalu Sarai. Modern diabetic control Ayurvedic hospital is being constructed at Rajouri Garden, Mr Gupta said.

Giving details of future projects, Mr Gupta disclosed that Mahila Haat will be set-up next year. Ten toilet blocks will be constructed exclusively for women. The entry points of Delhi would be made attractive and beautiful.

Mr Gupta further informed that 24 parks have been identified which are near to main markets. The construction of multi-level car parking sites beneath these parks have been started. The expenditure to be incurred on this scheme has been made available to Special ESCROW Account. Besides, 19 automatic multi-level car-parking sites are being constructed on BOT basis at strategic places. Existing parking sites are also being provided modern facilities.


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