Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah on Thursday announced a few new development projects for the welfare and overall development of Delhi.
While speaking at the Foundation Stone laying ceremony of Integrated Development of East Delhi Hub as Chief Guest in New Delhi, Shah said, “Creation of riverfronts on both banks of Yamuna and its beautification, a dedicated cycle track in Delhi to promote green transportation and reduce road accidents, development of JJ clusters are some of the works that would be taken on priority basis.”
Shah also mentioned that 70 kilometers route out of the 116 kilometers of new metro lines had already started. Apart from that, 18 projects worth 802 crore rupees had also been completed under the AMRUT scheme in the city. Adding to that, he also mentioned that the Rapid Transport Rail between Delhi and Meerut, Panipat and Alwar was also being developed by the Union Government on a fast track basis.
Speaking the ceremony, Shah said, “1400 crore rupees and 30 hectares of land have been dedicated for this scheme, and assured that the scheme would be completed well in time.” He pointed that this would be a mixed scheme under which 70% land would be for residential purposes, 20% for commercial purposes and 10% land for public purposes.
He mentioned that the scheme would include housing for poor as well as stations for pink and violet metro lines. The housing would include 4,526 units for middle class and 288 for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
Shah also added that 30% area would be earmarked for green open public spaces which in turn would curb pollution. He further said that the public facilities in the hub would include a Harit Bhawan, a cultural centre, a skywalk and basement parking facilities, among other things.
“The Union Government’s decision to regularise 1731 unauthorised colonies and conferring ownership rights at a nominal cost has ensured a dignified life for 40 lakh poor people living in these colonies,” said Shah. He mentioned that 13 laws that were a block to this decision were bypassed with a single cabinet decision by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Shah remarked on the fact that the Union Government had ensured justice for the victims of anti-Sikh riots by forming an SIT and punishing the culprits. He also talked about the fact that the opening up of Kartarpur corridor was a major step by the Union Government for Sikh Pilgrims on the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.
Congratulating Shri Puri for successfully executing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for Delhi’s development, Shah said, “A new work culture of speed and efficiency is now the norm in the Modi government. Departure from the earlier practice, this Government is more efficient and tends to complete projects within time limited, and thus the Government that lays down the foundation stone of a project is the same one that inaugurates it.”
Shah noted that 80 percent of welfare schemes announced by Delhi Government remain unfulfilled and few of the major ones like providing jobs to 8 lakh youths and clean drinking water to every household while highlighting the fact that Delhi has the worst quality of drinking water in the country.
The ceremony witnessed Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and Civil Aviation and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Hardeep Singh Puri.