The Delhi Development Authority informed its Advisory Council on Friday that it proposes to construct 19,650 homes for the economically weaker sections and 22,000 low-income group flats using low-cost technology at Dwarka, Narela and Rohini.

The flats that will require lesser construction time will use the new pre-fab technology known as 3S [Speed, Safety and Sustainable]. Here, the columns and beams will be cast at-site and the walls will be made of aerated blocks which are environment friendly and regulate temperature during summer and winter. These houses are earthquake-proof conforming to the standard seismic codes.

The 41,650 flats are in addition to the work progressing on 8,700 dwelling units being constructed now for the EWS category.

The Council was also briefed on the planned in situ development and rehabilitation of slum residents proposed to be undertaken at Kathputali Colony, Kalkaji and Kusumpur Pahari. The Council suggested including facilities such as shops and anganwaris in the concept plan for the new constructions.

The expansion of sports facilities also figured prominently in the Council meeting.

A detailed presentation on the Yamuna riverfront development project was made. Council members were informed that the whole Zone-O has been divided based on biodiversity potential into a core biodiversity zone, interactive biodiversity zone and a public recreation zone.

The protective biodiversity zone will be pockets of undisturbed land whereas the interactive biodiversity zone would be biodiversity-rich layer acting as a buffer between the protective biodiversity zone and the public recreation zone which will be open to Delhi citizens.

The DDA also informed the Advisory Council members that a decision has already been taken to provide lighting in all DDA parks and toilet facilities in those parks with area over five acres. A scheme to allow RWAs to adopt big parks is also been worked out.

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