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Centre committed to in-situ redevelopment of slums: PuriMinister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (C) with LG Anil Baijal (2nd from left) at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the slum redevelopment project in Kathputli Colony on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Centre committed to in-situ redevelopment of slums: Puri

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri reiterated the Centre’s commitment for in-situ redevelopment of slum areas in the city to achieve the vision of housing for all.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 24

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri reiterated the Centre’s commitment for in-situ redevelopment of slum areas in the city to achieve the vision of housing for all.

He was speaking while laying the foundation stone for the in-situ redevelopment project at Kathputli Colony in the presence of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Puri stated that at Kathputli Colony it would not only be a slum redevelopment project, but also rekindle hope and trust between the state and similarly placed citizens in other slums. He further said this redevelopment project, which was conceived way back in 2009, was finally seeing the light of the day and would provide clean, well-planned and habitable units together with adequate social infrastructure to the people of Kathputli Colony.

The minister said this was one of the first redevelopment projects under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. As per the agreement with the private partner in the project, the developer has to construct 2,800 EWS houses and in the interim provide transit camp with 2,800 porta cabin dwelling units and other amenities for jhuggi dwellers.

The developer will meet his cost through building and disposing of freehold flats and commercial built up area equivalent to 10 per cent of EWS floor area ratio on lease hold basis.

Apart from the residential units, the project involves provision of community facilities in an area of 0.25 acre, which include heritage, exhibition museum, kaushal kala vikas kendra, multipurpose hall, basti vikas kendra, health centre, shishu vatika, amphitheater, essential retail outlets, police post, religious site, selling booths, weekly market, art and craft, children’s park and area for marriage ceremonies. Thus, it will be a self-sufficient unit with all the facilities available to the residents within their vicinity.

The cost involved per dwelling unit is Rs 1,12,000 and Rs 30,000 for maintenance for five years.

Regularising of illegal structures will result in a time bomb: HC

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court said today with the AAP government "pushing for" regularising illegal constructions and the civic bodies allowing such buildings to remain in place by charging a compounding fee, it would result in creating a "time bomb".

Man found dead inside car

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

NEW DELHI: The body of a 38-year-old man was found inside his car in Govindpuri, southeast Delhi, this afternoon, with the police suspecting that he might have died due to suffocation or ill health, said DCP Chinmoy Biswal.

Metro trial for Pink Line begins

25 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM

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SC orders stay on construction activities in 1,797 unauthorised colonies

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24 Apr 2018 | 8:37 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered immediate stay on construction in 1,797 unauthorised colonies in the National Capital for failing to follow building bye-laws and directed the Centre to set up a special task force (STF) to clear roads and streets of encroachments.

Minor girl among three killed in two fire incidents

Minor girl among three killed in two fire incidents

24 Apr 2018 | 12:58 AM

NEW DELHI: A six-year-old girl charred to death in a fire that broke out in a slum area near Dilshad Garden today. Around 300 shanties were gutted. In the girl was identified as Kalwa, said a DFS official. Due the fire the Metro train services between Dilshad Garden and Mansarovar Park stations were suspended for over an hour as a precautionary measure.

Water Woes

Haryana agrees to release Delhi’s share

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The Haryana Government agreed to supply the national Capital’s share of water for 15 days. Later the Supreme Court will take the final decision. Delhi’s share of water is 450 cusecs, said Dinesh Mohaniya, member of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

Speaker reconstitutes various standing committees

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel today reconstituted various standing committees and other panels of the House and held a formal meeting with their members and heads.

HC directs de-sealing of Flying Club only for winding up process

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today directed de-sealing of the prestigious Delhi Flying Club (DFC) and asked the management to take out its articles and complete the winding-up process of the premises at the Safdarjung Airport in two months.

81 unlicensed milk dairies in North MCD areas: HC told

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation today told the Delhi High Court that there were 81 unlicensed dairies in the areas under its jurisdiction and that action was taken against some of them by taking away their cattle.

Over 16k ltr of illicit liquor seized in 19 days

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: Cracking down on bootlegging in the city, the Excise Department of the Delhi Government has seized over 16,000 litre of liquor and arrested 45 people from April 1 to 19.

Three drug cartels busted; four held

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: The Crime Branch has busted three interstate gangs of drug traffickers involved in supply of heroin in the city and has arrested four notorious drug traffickers — Ajay, Suresh Kumar, Mohd. Islamuddin and Ali Hanif — all in age group of thirties, said a police official.

Man kills wife in front of three kids

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: A man allegedly killed his 38-year-old wife in the presence of their three children this morning in Mangolpuri, outer Delhi, a police official said.

7-month-old foetus found near dustbin

24 Apr 2018 | 12:57 AM

NEW DELHI: A seven-month-old foetus was found near a dustbin in Mehrauli area, south Delhi, a police official said.

80-year-old woman beaten up by son

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A man brutally beat his mother and chucked her out of her house.

Man crushed, dragged by bus

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A 22-year-old man was crushed by a bus in Madhu Vihar, east Delhi, said a police official.

Awareness on fire safety need of the hour

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:Overlooking of fire safety is engulfing lives of people in the city.

Sailor arrested for stalking, harassing DU students

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:A 29-year-old merchant navy officer working with a Hong Kong-based company was arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing several students of a women’s college of Delhi University in south Delhi, said a police official.

Govt issues guidelines for safety, security of children

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Government has issued guidelines for safety and security of children in all the childcare institutions in the capital.

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