Shri Naidu launches Delhi Government’s special cleanliness drive; lauds Kejriwal for taking MCDs along
Minister of Urban Development Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu announced a Rs.3,250 cr special assistance for decongestion of roads and development of Delhi. Various projects to be taken up in this regard will be funded from the Urban Development Fund of the Ministry of Urban Development. This was announced by Shri Naidu after launching the intensive Swachh Delhi campaign at a programme organized by the Delhi Government here today.
Under the package announced by Shri Naidu, Delhi Government will be provided with Rs.1,500 cr, DDA with Rs.1,665 cr and North Municipal Corporation of Delhi with Rs.85 cr for executing various projects.
Giving details of the projects to be supported by his Ministry, Shri Naidu informed that Delhi Government will be supported for addressing different choking points through improvement of road geometry and construction of under passes and flyovers to enable traffic decongestion. Delhi Government will prioritise projects in consultation with Delhi Police, Municipal bodies and PWD.
The projects to be taken up by the Delhi Development Authority are :
1.Construction of1 km long Rail Under Bridge at Holambi and Rail Over Bridge of 1.40 km length at Mundka, on Eastern Urban Road-I at a cost of Rs.615 cr;
2.Construction of 860 meter long Rail over Bridge at Narela on Urban Eastern Road-I for decongesting Outer Ring Road at a cost of Rs.400 cr;
3.Construction of 1.50 km long Tunnel near Bhagya Vihar and Meer Vihar on Urban Eastern Road-II at a cost of Rs.300 cr which helps in decongesting Outer Ring Road; and
4.Completion of the 3.50 km stretch of Dwarka Express Way between Urban Eastern Road-II and Northern Peripheral Road providing relief to the residents of Dwarka and Gurgaon by reducing travel time and decongesting NH-8.
North MCD will be provided with Rs.85 cr to complete balance work of construction of Grade Seperator at Rani Jhansi Road that will reduce travel time from Karol Bagh to North Delhi by about 50 minutes.
Shri Naidu also announced sanction of Rs.96.70 cr to Delhi Government for taking up Swachh Delhi works through Municipal Bodies and handed over a cheque to Delhi Government. From this amount, Delhi Government issued sanction orders on the spot giving Rs.34,53 cr to North MCD, Rs.24.56 cr to East MCD, Rs.23.64 cr to South MCD, 3.32 cr to Delhi Cantonment Board, Rs.4.89 cr to DUSIB and Rs.70 lakhs to NDMC.
Stating that his Ministry has taken the initiative of resolving Property Tax/Service Charge disputes between DDA and 3 MCDs, Shri Naidu informed that DDA will immediately pay Rs.18.70 cr including Rs.8.70 cr to North MCD, Rs.6.80 cr to South MCD and Rs.3.20 cr to East MCD.
In his address, Shri Venkaiah Naidu has complimented Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal for launching Swachh Delhi campaign and roping in the three MCDS. He noted that “Central Government, Delhi Government and Municipal Corporations of Delhi together launching Swachh Delhi campaign is an affirmative statement of Team India spirit at work as desired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi”.
Shri Naidu further said that political parties should not look at each other as enemies but only as political adversaries and should treat each other with mutual regard and respect and work together for nation building.
The Urban Development Minister observed that Swachh Bharat Mission and its intended success are not meant for glorification of Prime Minister or Chief Ministers and it is for upholding the right of citizens to live in a healthy environment. Shri Naidu said “The energetic Chief Minister of Delhi should lead the Clean Delhi campaign by taking along all concerned including MCDs”.
Shri Naidu said since the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission in October last year, good progress has been received in respect of construction of individual household toilets, community and public toilets and solid waste management. He informed that about 6 lakhs individual toilets and 29,000 community and public toilets have been built till October end. 100% Door-to-door collection of solid waste is being collected in 33,301 wards out of a total of 78,000 urban wards in the country.
Shri Naidu urged the Delhi Government and municipal bodies to speed up construction of toilets in national capital. Expressing concern over dumping of solid waste in the open, Shri Naidu said that DDA has already handed over 7 sites to municipal bodies for sanitary land filling besides sanctioning 3 more and is acquiring one more. He urged Shri Kejriwal to ensure availability of two sites at Sultanpur Dabri and Bajitpur from out of Gaon Sabha lands for land filling.
The Minister informed that the central government is taking up policy and regulatory measures to promote conversion of municipal solid waste into energy and compost.
Shri Naidu inaugurated Construction and Demolition processing plant at Shastri Park and Waste to Energy Plant at Ghazipur through remote.