City Beat: North Delhi's RWAs To Get Rs 25,000 For Repair Work [Video]
According to a recent announcement, 20 RWAs of North Delhi will now be allocated Rs 25,000 each for minor repairs and maintenance work in their respective areas. These RWAs should be registered with the registrar of society and should have a registered bank account, too. The announcement was made after the Councillors of North Corporation were given access to a discretionary fund of Rs 5 lakh per ward. The step has been taken to overcome the hassle and lengthy process involved in making estimates and getting approvals for minor works.
In another development, the Centre has backed the construction of a new Parliament building. This building is proposed to be constructed behind Vayu Bhavan along Rajpath. The Union Ministry of Urban Development, in response to a letter written by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in December, has suggested that the new building could be connected to the existing Parliament by a tunnel. In the letter, Mahajan had informed Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu that the 88-year-old Parliament building would no longer be able to handle the growing demand for space and suggested two alternative sites — one within the existing Parliament premises and another across Rajpath.
Meanwhile, here is a piece of good news for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is constructing 94 residential flats for the EWS in Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs 40 crore. These 1-BHK and 2-BHK flats are being constructed at a land in Okhla Phase-III and will be completed by 2018. The criteria for allotment of these flats is yet to be decided.