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Naidu reviews metro projects, regularisation of colonies issue

PTI 22 Nov 2014, 21:10:56 PM IST

New Delhi: Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu today reviewed various issues like regularisation of unauthorised colonies, drinking water problem in Dwarka area, land availability issues and metro projects.

Members of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi, Udit Raj, Parvesh Verma, Ramesh Bidhuri, Mayors and chief executives of municipal bodies and vice-chairman of DDA, and managing director of DMRC reviewed the urban matters during a two-and-a half-hour-long meeting.

According to a senior UD Ministry official about 40 issues were discussed during the meeting including regularisation of unauthorised colonies, drinking water issue in Dwarka area, provision of amenities in unauthorised colonies, night shelters for homeless and notification of 351 roads for allowing commercial mixed land use.

Extension of Delhi Special Provisions Act, decongestion of Delhi, allocation of about 22,000 houses built under the JNNURM scheme, finalisatiion of simplified building bye-laws, land related issues, construction of foot over bridges, desealing of properties, construction of parking spaces by DDA, rehabilitation of transport workers were also taken up for discussion.

After taking stock of progress in respect of various issues, Naidu directed all the concerned to speed up works in respect of ongoing projects and put up firm proposals on issues requiring inter-agency consultations at the earliest for further discussion with Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.

Naidu was informed that Simplified Building Bye-Laws would be finalised by the end of December and will be submitted to the ministry for notification.

Allocation of houses built under JNNURM would begin in December and will be completed by February next year.

Naidu directed DDA and Delhi Jal Board to complete transfer of assets to DJB as soon as possible.

The issue of Munak canal will be taken up with Haryana chief minister, who would be in Delhi next week, the official said.

Naidu asked the Delhi Government to acquire buildings on rent if required, for sheltering the homeless during the winter season.

According to the official, he has asked the Delhi government and municipal bodies to implement ‘Swachh Bharat Mission' with more vigour and enthusiasm.

Chief Secretary of Delhi Government, Secretaries of Urban Development and HUPA of central government, besides other senior officials of central and Delhi governments attended the meet.