The Delhi government on Tuesday approved construction of 5,012 houses for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) at three locations at an estimated cost of Rs 654 crore.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The meeting was also attended by Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain.
The Board at the meeting granted administrative approval and expenditure sanction for Rs 654.33 crore for construction of the EWS houses.
“3,780 EWS houses will be constructed in Pocket-F Bhalswa in Jahangirpuri with an expenditure of Rs 493.40 crore. The construction of 784 EWS houses will be done at Dev Nagar in Karol Bagh with an expenditure of Rs 102.28 crore and 448 EWS houses will be built at Kasturba Niketan in Lajpat Nagar with an estimated amount of Rs 58.65 crore,” an official statement said.
All these housing complexes will be 14 storeyed each. The Board will request the Delhi government to allocate Rs 500 crore as seed money for taking up the proposed projects.
The DUSIB budget for the financial year 2017-18 was Rs 381.47 crore — Rs. 165.72 crore for non-plan side and Rs. 215.75 crore for plan head.
The Board at the meeting also ratified the decision to set up 50 Mohalla Clinics on its land in different JJ Resettlement colonies.
It also approved setting up of Early Childhood Care and Education Centre by allotting 10 Basti Vikas Kendras to the Ambedkar University, in association with the Directorate of Higher Education.