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Delhi's Expenditure Finance Committee approves six projects of Rs 1,572 cr

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (EFC) of the 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 from Lal Jain Mandir to

The EFC, chaired by Manish Sisodia, also approved the construction of 12,000 additional classrooms in government schools and construction of Integrated campus of and Polytechnic at Okhla.

"The government will rebuild the 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 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 and

"It will be ready in 24 months at a cost of Rs 36 crore. "The EFC also gave its nod for construction and remodeling of 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 remodeling of 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 and a 260-bed hospital for Maternity and Trauma care," he said.

"The at Shastri Park will also be remodeled 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 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."



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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:24 IST