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Work starts on slum rehab

On Sunday, the Union Urban Development Ministry started work on its project to construct multi-storeyed flats for in-situ rehabilitation of these slum dwellers, reports HT Correspondent.

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2009 13:54 IST

With elections round the corner, it has started raining sops for voters.

The latest beneficiaries are about 30 lakh slum dwellers living in about 52,000 units spread across the city.

On Sunday, the Union Urban Development Ministry started work on its project to construct multi-storeyed flats for in-situ rehabilitation of these slum dwellers.

To make Delhi slum-free, the government has proposed to make 1,13,200 flats.

Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Ajay Maken laid the foundation stone of a 10-storeyed housing complex at two of the 23 clusters in Kathputli Colony on Sunday.

These clusters house 1,000 slum units. The high rises that will come up at their present site will contain 5,500 flats, of 400 square feet each.