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65,000 families to get houses in next 4 years

delhi Updated: Aug 07, 2009 01:27 IST
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Affordable houses, commercial centres and shops, and a host of environmental friendly initiatives like setting up of bio diversity parks.

All these are part of the budget proposals of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and is expected be a reality by the next year. The proposals for 2009-10 will be presented on August 10.

The agency would build about 65,000 houses in the Capital in next four years. A majority of these — about 78 per cent —will be built for economically weaker sections and low-income groups. Of the total houses, 15,000 will be in the middle-income group category.

These houses will come up mainly in Rohini, Dwarka and Narela. They will be constructed in phases and will be ready by 2013. In the first phase work has started on 15,000 houses.

The DDA, in its Master Plan for Delhi-2021, has proposed constructing 50,000 houses for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) involving private players.

In its budget for 2007-08, a budget of Rs 290.70 crore had been earmarked for approximately 7,034 EWS houses and approximately 1,160 HIG/MIG/LIG houses.

The developing agency would also be setting up four biodiversity parks in the Capital, funds for which will be sanctioned in the 2009-10 budget. With this, the total number of such biodiversity parks in the city would go up to six.

The new biodiversity parks are coming up in Northern Ridge, Maidan Garhi, Nila Hauz Khas and in Zone O (Yamuna riverbed).