The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) of the Delhi government on Friday approved six projects worth Rs 1,572 crore for the national capital, including the extension of the flyover from Ashram to DND and redevelopment of Chandni Chowk from Lal Jain Mandir to Fatehpuri Mosque. The EFC, chaired by Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, also approved the construction of 12,000 additional classrooms in Delhi government schools and construction of Integrated campus of G.B. Pant Engineering College and Polytechnic at Okhla.
"The government will rebuild the G.B. Pant Engineering College and Polytechnic at Okhla completely. New hostels, academic blocks, labs, and canteen will be built. The hostel will be for 400 students. The rebuild will be done in two phases as the college is running. Its construction will take two years at a cost of Rs 526.66 crore," Sisodia told the media. To ease the traffic between Ashram to DND, the Ashram flyover will be extended and will be joined to the DND. "The flyover will be constructed in 15 months at a cost of Rs 128 crore," said Sisodia.
He said a six-lane bridge will be constructed at Chhawla Najafgarh road for better connectivity between various villages in Delhi and Haryana. "It will be ready in 24 months at a cost of Rs 36 crore. "The EFC also gave its nod for construction and remodelling of Dada Dev Government Hospital in Dwarka with an aim to up the number of beds from 106 to 281. "This will cost Rs 53 crore," he said. Similarly, the EFC also approved the construction and remodelling of Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital at Narela at a cost of Rs 244 crore.
"The existing general hospital of 200 beds will be converted into a 773-bed comprehensive hospital with 513 beds for integrated Cancer hospital and a 260-bed hospital for Maternity and Trauma care," he said. "The Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital at Shastri Park will also be remodelled at a cost of Rs 189 crore to up the number of beds from 339 to 560." Speaking about the plan of the redevelopment of Chandni Chowk from Lal Jain Mandir to Fatehpuri Mosque, Sisodia said: "The government will work for the pedestrianisation and for creating facilities for non-motorised vehicles between the stretch."
(With inputs from agencies.)