North body to revive Transport Nagar
The 200-acre Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, near Burari, that has been falling apart due to neglect will be given a fresh lease of life, the North Municipal Corporation has declared.
A feasibility report has been ordered after which the project will be completed in six months time.
The Transport Nagar was set up to house offices that deal with inter-state transport; trucks forming the major chunk of the transaction. There are also offices set for movers and packers. However the area suffers from poor civic facilities and absence of electric infrastructure.
On Wednesday Yogender Chandolia, chairman, standing committee, said a deputy commissioner has been appointed to oversee the re-development project. The official will come up with a report on the kind of facilities that the corporation can provide.
“We will hold a meeting on August 21 after taking into confidence the stakeholders,” said Chandolia.
Last week, senior corporation officials visited the area and found the pathetic civic conditions in the area. They found that some of the offices that had been constructed were being used as garbage dump.
Moreover, a majority of the the allottees who had got plots in the Transport Nagar have not constructed their offices there since there is no electricity connection.
“Recently, we have decided to resettle traders who were ousted from Azad Market’s Tyre market at the Transport Nagar but there were complaints of lack of road connectivity,” said an official. The land at tyre market was acquired to build the Rani Jhansi grade separator.
“We will have to lay roads, build offices, provide drainage and pay NDPL to set up transformers in the area so that the problem of electricity is solved. A feasibility report on how much that will cost the corporation will be submitted next month,” added Chandolia.