The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has approved construction of around 35,000 flats for economically weaker section (EWS) category under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

These flats are being constructed in three different parts of Delhi at a total cost of nearly Rs.1,900 crore, Delhi Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia said on Wednesday.

Dr. Walia, who chaired a meeting to review the progress of relocation and rehabilitation of jhuggi jhopri clusters, said it is under three different projects that these flats would be constructed at Pooth Khurd, Tikri and Savda Ghevra.

The Minister said the three projects that would involve construction of around 35,000 flats have been vetted by the HUDCO. Of these flats, DSIIDC will construct 18,760 flats at Pooth Khurd at an estimated cost of Rs.1,020 crore. Another 8,420 flats will be constructed at Tikri by DSIIDC at an approximate cost of Rs.465 crore. The DUSIB will take up construction of 7,620 flats on its own at Savda Ghevra-III at an estimated cost of Rs.408 crore.

Stating that the construction of all the flats would be mandated to be completed within 18 months from the award of work, Dr. Walia instructed the DSIIDC and DUSIB to ensure construction within the stipulated time frame.

Already, the Minister said, DSIIDC has completed construction of 9,660 flats. Apart from this, he said, 4,144 more flats would be ready by April, 2011. The DUSIB has assured that construction of another 1,024 flats at Dwarka will be completed in all respects by April, 2011.

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