To Make Capital Slum-Free, Govt To Allot 8,815 Flats To Poor – Hindustan Times – 11-Nov-2014
November 12, 2014 - Uncategorized
After a long wait, Delhi’s slum dwellers will finally be allotted flats. Lt Gover nor Najeeb Jung on Monday chaired a meeting to discuss the allotment of flats constructed for the economically weaker sections and slum dwellers in Delhi.
According to Delhi government officials, Jung directed the chief executive officer of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) to ensure allotment of 8,815 flats that are ready to be occupied by eligible families.
“In the meeting, the L-G directed DUSIB to hand over possession of the flats to them as soon as possible and complete the entire process in the next three months,” said a senior Delhi government official.
The first batch of 400 allottees will be given possession of their flats on December 9.
Jung said this was a big step forward in making Delhi slumfree and providing much-needed facilities to the economically weaker sections.
“All the 8,815 flats will be handed over in the first quarter of 2015. All flats that are handed over should be repaired. At the same time, they should have water and power connections,” said the official.
Officials said there are 5,568 flats in Baprola, 893 in Bawana, 942 in Bhorgarh and 1,412 flats in Narela.
The Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, which has constructed these flats, has identified eligible families in 32 slum clusters for allotment.
“Residents of slum clusters in Netaji Nagar, East Kidwai Nagar, Pratap Camp, Badli, Khichripur, Kali Bari Marg, R.K.Puram, Sunheri Bagh, Kirbi Place, Jwalapuri, Mayapuri, Punjabi Bagh, DDU Marg among others will get flats in this phase,” said a senior official.
Officials said that the necessary social infrastructure around the newly constructed flats had been developed.