PM inaugurates 3024 newly constructed flats in Delhi
In line with the vision of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to provide housing for all, in-situ slum rehabilitation in 376 Jhuggi Jhopri clusters was undertaken by DDA. Three such projects at Kalkaji Extension, Jailorwala Bagh and Kathputli Colony are developing. Under Phase-I, 3024 EWS flats have been constructed. The objective of Central government behind the rehabilitation project is to provide a better and healthy living environment to the residents of Jhuggi Jhopri clusters, with proper amenities and facilities.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated 3024 newly constructed EWS flats at Kalkaji, Delhi built for rehabilitating slum dwellers under the ‘In-Situ Slum Rehabilitation Project’ and handed over keys to eligible beneficiaries at Bhoomiheen Camp in a programme at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on 02 November, 2022.
Addressing the gathering, Shri Modi said today, is a big day for hundreds of families of Delhi as it is a new beginning for many Jhuggi dwelling poor families. Shri Modi informed that more than 3000 homes have already been constructed in the first phase of Kalkaji Extension alone. Very soon, other families living in the area will get the opportunity to enter their new homes.
Government belongs to poor people
PM Shri Modi highlighted that the poor remain central to policy formation and decision-making systems and that the government is treating the issues of the urban poor with equal importance.
The Prime Minister said, “We are ensuring ‘Ease of Living’ for the poor in Delhi through ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’.” This proved hugely beneficial for poor segments during the pandemic. Lakhs of eligible vulnerable people are receiving free ration from the central government for the last two years. In Delhi only, more than 2.5 thousand crore Rupees were spent on this, he informed.
Speaking on the topic of unauthorized colonies in Delhi Shri Modi acknowledged the constant worry of the people about the status of their houses. “The central government has also done the work of reducing this concern of the people of Delhi. Work is going on to regularize the houses built in unauthorized colonies of Delhi through the PM-UDAY scheme. He also mentioned that 700 crore rupees have been spent in providing interest subsidies to poor and middle-class families for constructing their own houses”.
Aim is to turn Delhi into a grand city
“Our government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil the aspirations of citizens in Delhi. The aim of the central government is to turn Delhi into a grand city complete with all amenities.
Shri Modi further informed that services like Rapid Rail for Delhi NCR are going to begin in the near future. He noted the grand construction of the New Delhi Railway Station that is going to take place and expressed delight at the construction of Bharat Vandana Park on 80 hectares of land in Dwarka which is now moving towards completion in the next few months.