New Delhi: *26th September 2020*: In its 29th board meeting chaired by CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board has taken a decision to provide in-situ housing to affected people of Princess Park area near India Gate on account of the construction of the National War Museum by the Ministry of Defense. As per a survey carried out by DUSIB, 203 families are living in that area. On eligibility determination as per Delhi Slum & JJ Relocation and Rehabilitation Policy 2015 (Now Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana), they will be allotted houses at Dwarka till houses at Dev Nagar near Karol Bagh will be constructed which will take nearly 18 months.
The Delhi Government has decided to construct 784 houses at Dev Nagar near Karol Bagh at a cost of Rs. 102 crores to facilitate these people to have in-situ housing. The houses that are being constructed will have two rooms, a kitchen, bath, and toilet with all good amenities like parking space, parks, community halls, etc. The buildings will be multi-storied (stilt plus 14 stories) having lifts and fire staircases, etc. The project will be completed in 18 months.
*Salient Features of the Project:*
– Number of EWS flats 784
– Number of stories S+14
– Carpet area of DU period 26.47 Sqm
– Super area of DU including Balcony 42.91 Sqm
– Number of DU at each floor 56 nos.
– Total plot area 9345.00 Sqm
– Number of lift 4 nos.
– Facilities in Dwelling Unit- one living room+ one bad room+ one kitchen + Bath + Bathroom
– Estimated Cost put to tender Rs. 94,10,79,000.00
– Tender published on website 23.09.2020 & in newspaper 24.09.2020
– Date of pre-bid 01.10.2020
– Date of opening of tender 14.10.2020
Meanwhile, the residents of the Princess Park area will be shifted to already constructed houses by DUSIB at Sector 16-B, Dwarka, they will have the option to shift to the newly constructed housing premises in Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh. The slum-dwellers from 150 jhuggis at Dev Nagar plot will also be shifted to Dwarka to facilitate the construction of 784 houses. After allocating houses for inhabitants of Princess Park and Dev Nagar, the remaining houses will be used for in-situ rehabilitation of jhuggis nearby.
By Varun Bhardwaj: