Staff Reporter

Works relate to power, land, irrigation and flood control

Rs.126.18 crore project sanctioned to meet power requirements of West Delhi and provide power to DMRC

PWD to undertake project to build road over-bridge, under-bridge at railway level crossing near Nand Nagri

NEW DELHI: The Expenditure Finance Committee of the Delhi Government has given its nod to seven new projects amounting to Rs.347 crore. Four projects relate to the Public Works Department and one each to power, land and building and irrigation and flood control departments.

The projects were cleared at the EFC meeting on Tuesday presided over by Finance Minister A.K. Walia.

Briefing mediapersons later, Dr. Walia said Rs.126.18 crore had been sanctioned for supply, erection, testing and commissioning of a sub-station in Mundka.

“The project has been approved to meet the increased power requirements in the areas of West Delhi as well as to provide supply to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for its extension route in West Delhi near Mundka and the industrial area being developed in Swarn Park, Udyog Nagar. The project will be executed on a turnkey basis within 24 months from the date of award of work,” he added.

Expressing confidence that the commissioning would be completed within the stipulated time to ensure adequate quality power supply in the area and facilitate plying of the Metro rail, Dr. Walia said the EFC had also cleared a proposal of the PWD for construction of road over-bridge (ROB) and a road under-bridge (RUB) on Road No.68 railway level crossing near Nand Nagri at an estimated cost of Rs.107 crore.

“The project would be executed within 30 months after the award of tender. A ROB and RUB at this railway crossing is essential for free movement of traffic without barrier or signal,” he said.

Dr. Walia further stated that the EFC had sanctioned Rs.89.03 crore for construction of an RUB at railway level crossing No.7 between Shalimar Bagh and Azadpur Fruit Mandi near Rajasthan Udyog Nagar to facilitate a free flow of traffic. The project would be completed within 30 months after the award of work.

Informing that the EFC had also approved Rs.9.67 crore for widening of 600 metre part of Eastern Approach Road of the Inter-State Bus Terminus Bridge from three lanes to four lanes, Dr. Walia said the project would be completed within 21 months.

Revamp project

The Minister further stated that Rs.7.46 crore had been sanctioned for revamping of the Najafgarh drain from Amberahi Bridge to Kakraula Bridge. Another Rs.3.12 crore has been sanctioned for construction of 15 Type IV quarters for general pool accommodation at Gulabi Bagh.