DDA budget 2011-12: Expenditure projected at Rs 3,785.01 crore
This year, the parks near your house will become greener and better. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which manages 2,600 parks in the Capital, will now carry out a survey to pinpoint deficiencies in these parks and submit a report within three months.
The land development agency was directed by Lt. Governor and DDA chairman Tejendra Khanna to maintain these parks regularly and provide lights wherever necessary.
The issue was discussed during the presentation of the DDA budget estimates for 2011-12 and the revised estimates of budget for the year 2010-11 on Friday in during DDA’s meeting held at Raj Niwas. Expenditure for the year 2011-12 has been projected as Rs 3,785.01 crore as compared to Rs 3,225.99 crore in the revised estimates for the year 2010-11.
In the budget projection for the year 2011-12, there is an increased allocation of funds for land development, construction of houses and shops, provision for improvement and development of infrastructure, green development including bio-diversity parks etc, community facilities and transportation etc.
The allocation has also been made for improvement of Phirni roads of seven villages and R200 crore has been provided for development of land in areas like Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Jasola and Mayur Vihar. The budget has also been allocated for community halls at Dwarka, Vasant Kunj, Paschim Vihar, Mahipalpur, Ashok Vihar, etc.
DDA will also develop and upgrade five district parks into model parks, including Swaran Jayanti Park at Rohini. In the next few months, DDA will provide 30,000 houses for the economically weaker sections, and the work on most of these flats is already in progress.
Other infrastructure projects include construction of flyovers, railway crossings and coverage of drains. DDA will also construct master plan roads in Rohini, Dwarka and Narela.
A budget provision of Rs 6.4 crore has been kept for development of the Yamuna river front. An area of 83 hectares is being developed under the scheme in the first phase at the western banks of River Yamuna behind Samadhi area.
Three people have died after a landslide in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district, a senior police official told news agency ANI Thursday morning. A fourth is being treated in hospital, Rishikesh Sonawane, a police superintendent, said. Three people were rescued from amid the debris, Dr KV Rajendra, the deputy commissioner had said late last night. The Udupi district has called a holiday for anganwadi schools and colleges. Heavy showers are expected there till July 9.
A level-2 fire broke out in a supermarket in the Powai area of Mumbai Thursday morning, according to civic officials. The blaze was reported in the Haiko Supermarket on the main street of Hiranandani locality in Powai at around 6.05am. At least eight fire engines and five jumbo tankers were rushed to the site to douse the fire. There was no report of any casualty, the officials said.
Owing to continuous rain, educational institutions in several parts of Karnataka will remain shut on Thursday. Top officials in the 4 districts of Karnataka - namely Udupi, Kodagu, Hassan and Uttara Kannada -- have declared holiday for Anganwadi schools and colleges amid the 'red alert' issued by the weather department. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted extremely heavy rain, ranging above 204.5 mm for these 4 cities.
Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B Chavan appealed to people not to sacrifice cattle for the Bakrid festival while warning of stern action against the offenders. The Minister emphasised the Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act has already been in force in Karnataka. Generally, during the Bakrid festival, there is a tradition of sacrifice, for which livestock such as cow, ox, calf and camels are also used, said Chavan.
Chandigarh Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. UT adviser Dharam Pal, said, “The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee had earlier given its go-ahead for the proposal. Next, the detailed plan and cost estimates will be prepared; and then, tenders will be floated for the project.” A UT official said the proposed track is part of the administration's efforts to give Sukhna Lake a major facelift.