The Delhi government has decided to construct 582 flats for the economically weaker section (EWS) under its rehabilitation scheme. The flats, to be built under the government's 'Jahan Jhuggi Wahan Makan' (houses in place of slums) scheme, will come up a few metres from a slum at Rana Pratap Bagh in south Delhi's Sangam Park area. According to an official, the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) will build the flats, which will be ready in the next two-three years. Once the flats were ready, the slum-dwellers would be shifted there, he said. In February, DUSIB had approved a proposal to construct 6,178 flats for the economically weaker section at Lajpat Nagar, Bhalaswa, Dev Nagar, Mangolpuri and Ambedkar Nagar.
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