The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has claimed to have built 99 school buildings in the last 10 months to tide over the lack of permanent structures.
Jagdish Mamgain, chairman of works committee, said that it was a sort of record by the MCD engineering department, that has often been chastised for its inefficiency.
“Ninty-nine schools that were running from temporary structures and tents have been replaced with new pucca buildings in 10 months and work on another 101 schools is in progress,” Mamgain said.
He added that 11 new school buildings had been sanctioned at Nehru Vihar, New Seelampuri, Jhilmil colony, Hasanpur village, Nanakpur, Hauzrani, Push Vihar, Bharola, Gokulpuri and DTU colony. In total, R33.19 crore has been earmarked for the project.
Announcing several projects besides the school buildings, Mamgain said that a new community hall would be constructed at Mayur Vihar phase-3 at the cost of Rs4.93 crore and the community hall at Amar colony would be renovated at a cost of R3.81 crore.
A large drain will also be covered at Paschim Vihar and Vinod Nagar. A budget of Rs10.26 crore and Rs1.43 crore has been earmarked for them respectively.
Areas such as Janakpuri and Ganesh Nagar Budela will see construction of roads. Mamgain announced that Rs4.40 crore has been sanctioned for the child and welfare centre at Subzi Mandi and Rs1.87 crore for polyclinic and mother and child welfare centre at Mehrauli.
“MCD will establish the statue of Sant Raivdass at Trilokpuri, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar at Kalyanpuri and Jhalkari Bai at Bunkar colony,” added Mamgain.