EWS flats in Delhi
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In a recently held meeting, the Delhi Government has given its approval on a proposal to develop around 5,600 flats for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). These flats will be constructed at four different places of the national capital.

The above decision was taken a few days back in a DUSIB’s board meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain was also the part of the meeting.

Giving detailed information on the same, Satyendar Jain said, “The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has approved construction of 5,594 flats for the EWS in Bhalaswa, Sangam Park, Lajpat Nagar and Dev Nagar in Karol Bagh. The flats will be built under an ambitious policy of the Delhi government for in-situ rehabilitation of slum residents.”

He further told that all these flats will have monolithic walls, which are environment-friendly too. “The estimated cost of the project will be around Rs 737.26 crore,” Jain added.

As per the approved proposal, 3,780 flats will be constructed in Bhalswa-Jahangir Puri, 582 will be developed in Sangam Park, on the other hand, Lajpat Nagar and Dev Nagar will have 448 flats and 784 flats respectively.

Decisions like laying roads, setting up of street lights and parks in slum areas across the city have also got approval in the meeting.

Few months back, Delhi Govt has ordered the divisional commissioner to begin the process of extension of Lal Dora areas in all villages. This decision was a big relief for the increasing Delhi’s rural population.