Delhi govt to relocate slum dwellers in E Delhi to widen Delhi-Meerut highway
NEW DELHI: Paving the way for widening of the Delhi-Meerut highway, Delhi government has decided to relocate around 400 slum dwellers, staying near the NH-24 in Vinod Nagar area.
Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has cleared the proposal to relocate the slum-dwellers and allocate them flats at Outer Delhi’s Baprola as per Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy 2015, officials said.
A DUSIB meeting presided by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took the decision on Wednesday.
Earlier, Delhi Metro had to realign its upcoming pink line, passing through the area, on National Highway Authority of India’s (NHAI) request.
During the meeting, the DUSIB budget with estimates of Rs 891.08 crore was also approved. Out of this budget, Rs 373.65 crore will be spent on the execution of plan works in JJ bastis to improve libing conditions, said a statement by the government.
“In addition, DUSIB will carry out development works in JJ Bastis to the tune of Rs 120.10 crore as deposit works, out of MLA LAD fund/DUDA fund/ Estate Management fund. Out of Plan funds, Rs 107.35 crore will be spent on construction of community toilets,” the statement said.
Of ficials said that procedure for constitution of Appellate Authority under Delhi Slum and JJ Relocation and Rehabilitation Policy was also approved.
In addition to regular maintenance of flats allotted to JJ dwellers for rehabilitation, DUSIB will provide assistance for maintenance of internal services also for one year in the flats being allotted to slum dwellers in Baprola and Dwarka, the statement said.