DDA projects worth Rs 45,000 cr nearing completion


As of January 25, 2024, media reports suggest that infrastructure and beautification initiatives exceeding Rs 45,000 crore, spearheaded by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), are expected to be finalized and made accessible to the public between February and April 2024. Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena, on January 23, 2024, conducted a review of the project advancements and established specific timelines.

As per an official statement from the DDA, these ongoing projects have the potential to positively transform the city's landscape and contribute to the in situ rehabilitation of slum dwellers.

The projects include in situ rehabilitation of slum dwellers at Jailorwala Bagh and Kathputli Colony, transit-oriented development in east Delhi’s Karkardooma, first phase of the grand Bharat Vandana Park in Dwarka, sporting infrastructure in various parts of the city, redevelopment of Qutabgarh village, airport drain and two other projects in Dwarka to solve flooding and sewerage management, landscaping at Baansera and Vasudev Ghat and redevelopment of four parks behind Red Fort and the Walled City.

As per the statement, Saxena has steered several new projects that include the rejuvenation of the Yamuna floodplains and the restoration of the historical Mehrauli Archaeological Park.

The ambitious Karkardooma transit-oriented development (TOD) project costing Rs 1168.54 crore will have its EWS housing component. 

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