In-situ slum rehabilitation in 376 Jhuggi Jhopri clusters is undertaken by Delhi Development Authority.
Under Phase-I of this project, 3,024 flats have been constructed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated newly constructed flats at Kalkaji, Delhi built for rehabilitating slum dwellers and handed over keys to eligible beneficiaries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 3,024 newly constructed flats at Kalkaji, Delhi built for rehabilitating slum dwellers under the ‘In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation Project.’
The PM handed over keys to eligible beneficiaries in a programme at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Wednesday (2 November).
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the poor remain central to policy formation and decision-making systems and that the government is treating the issues of the urban poor with equal importance.
“Work is going on to regularise the houses built in unauthorised colonies of Delhi through the PM-UDAY scheme. Till now thousands of people have taken advantage of this scheme,” he said.
He mentioned that Rs 700 crore have been spent in providing interest subsidies to poor and middle-class families for constructing their own houses.
The Prime Minister informed that the union government with an investment of Rs 50 thousand crore is widening roads to provide relief to Delhi from traffic congestion.
He gave examples of Dwarka Expressway, Urban Extension Road, Akshardham to Baghpat 6-lane Access Control Highway and elevated corridor of Gurugram-Sohna Road.
“Our government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil the aspirations of citizens in Delhi. The aim of the central government is to turn Delhi into a grand city complete with all amenities in accordance with its status as the capital of the country,” PM Modi said.
Slum Rehabilitation In Delhi
In-situ slum rehabilitation in 376 Jhuggi Jhopri clusters is being undertaken by Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
The objective of the rehabilitation project is to provide a better and healthy living environment to the residents of slum clusters, with proper amenities and facilities.
DDA has undertaken three such projects at Kalkaji Extension, Jailorwala Bagh and Kathputli Colony.
Under the Kalkaji extension project, in-situ Slum Rehabilitation of three slum clusters namely Bhoomiheen Camp, Navjeevan camp and Jawahar camp located at Kalkaji is being taken up in a phased manner.
Under Phase-I of this project, 3,024 flats at the nearby vacant commercial centre site have been constructed. The slum at Bhoomiheen Camp will be vacated by rehabilitating eligible households of Bhoomiheen camp to the newly constructed flats.
After the vacating Bhoomiheen Campsite, the vacated site will be utilised for rehabilitation of Navjeevan Camp and Jawahar Camp in Phase II.
The phase-I of the Project has been completed with 3,024 flats. These flats have been constructed at the cost of about Rs 345 crore and are equipped with all civic amenities like community parks, electric substations, sewage treatment plants, dual water pipelines, lifts, underground reservoirs for hygienic water supply etc.