Delhi DUSIB to Construct 5012 Houses for EWS People


The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) is going to construct about 5,012 housing units for the people of EWS category in Delhi. This was decided on Tuesday during the 19th meeting of the Board presided over by Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The housing units to be built at three different locations will come up at a cost of Rs 654.33 crore.

The approval has been provided to the construction of these houses to be built at north Delhi’s Bhalaswa (Jahangirpuri), Dev Nagar (Karol Bagh) in central Delhi and at Kasturba Niketan (Lajpat Nagar) in south Delhi by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board.

Out of the 5012 housing units, 3,780 of them will be built at Pocket-F, Bhalaswa at an expense of Rs 493.40 crore, 784 houses at Dev Nagar amounting to Rs 102.28 crore and 448 at Kasturba Niketan amounting to Rs.58.65 crore.

According to a Senior Board Official, all these housing complexes for in-situ rehabilitation of urban slums will be 14 stories each. The Board will request the Delhi government to allocate Rs 500 crore as seed money for taking up the proposed projects.

Besides this, the Budget of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board  (DUSIB) for the Current FY 2017-18 was presented at Rs 381.47 cores and approved for Rs. 165.72 crore for nonplan and Rs 215.75 crore for the planning side.

According to the Official, DUSIB will undertake the execution of plan works to the tune of Rs. 215.75 crores which will include construction of Jan Suvidha Complexes, environmental up-gradation in urban slums and construction of night shelters.

Apart from this, the Board has given the approval for setting up of Early Childhood Care & Education Centre by allotting 10 Basti Vikas Kendras to Ambedkar University, Delhi in association with Directorate of Higher Education, Delhi government.

Apart from it also disclosed the decision of granting NOC and user permission for setting up of 50 Mohalla Clinics on DUSIB land in different JJR colonies.


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