Delhi: DDA earmarks 825cr to ease water, power access in Narela

Lack of water and transport services has been one of the main reasons why Narela, which is one of the three sub-cities planned by the DDA, could not become a popular residential hub.
Earlier this year, the DDA decided to develop Narela as a priority area and made budgetary provisions to address water and transport related issues. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Earlier this year, the DDA decided to develop Narela as a priority area and made budgetary provisions to address water and transport related issues. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 06:17 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has approved projects worth nearly 825 crore in Narela, as part of its initiative to revive the area as the new residential, industrial and commercial hub in the Capital.

According to a senior DDA official, the land-owning agency is focusing on upgrading the existing civic infrastructure in two important sectors, G2 and G6, where close to 20,000 flats have been constructed or are in various stages of construction. DDA plans to develop them as “zero waste” sectors.

In a recent meeting, the DDA also approved projects related to construction of a 10-km-long road (20m wide) connecting the sectors, laying of water supply lines, stormwater drains and sewerage, among others.

“We have sanctioned projects worth 824.73 crore of which 245 crore will be spent on water and sewerage, and 138 crore for setting up of an electric grid sub-station. In the days to come, new industries, institutions and residential areas will come up due to which there will be an increase in demand for electricity,” said a senior DDA official.

Lack of water and transport services has been one of the main reasons why Narela, which is one of the three sub-cities planned by the DDA, could not become a popular residential hub.

Earlier this year, the DDA decided to develop Narela as a priority area and made budgetary provisions to address water and transport related issues.

The DDA has decided to pay 1,000 crore, in a phased manner, to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the construction of Rithala-Bawana-Narela corridor, which is going to be the first Metrolite corridor developed by DMRC in the city. The two agencies are working on a proposal to construct a 5.6km-long line from the Rithala-Narela corridor to connect Pooth Khurd and Holambi Kalan areas.

“We will pay 1,000 crore for the project. We have allocated 400 crore in next year’s budget for the Metro project. We are focusing on developing Narela in a big way,” said a senior DDA official.

The National Highways Authority of India is soon going to start work on the 79km-long Urban Extension Road-II project, which will connect north Delhi areas, such as Narela and Rohini, with west and southwest Delhi, including IGI airport.

A senior DDA official said, “UER-II will improve the connectivity between Narela and the rest of Delhi.”

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