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Delhi govt directs pvt developer to improve condition at transit camp


Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi government today directed a private developer to improve within seven days the living conditions at a transit camp at Anand Parbat here for dwellers of Kathputli Colony to prevent outbreak of any disease.

The move came a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had visited the camp and had pulled up officials of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and a private builder over poor living conditions there.

The chief minister had lashed out at the DDA executives and the builder who are redeveloping the colony of artisans at west Delhi, during a visit to the camp at Anand Parvat yesterday.

An order today issued by sub-divisional magistrate (Patel Nagar) Jatin Goyal said it was found that living conditions at the transit camp were "extremely unhygienic" and it could lead to outbreak of diseases like malaria and dengue.

The order also said that as per information received from the DDA, the maintenance of transit camp was the responsibility of the private builder developing the colony.

"In order to prevent outbreak of disease, the builder is directed to ensure proper sweeping of roads and disposal of garbage, repair and cleaning of toilets, overhead water tanks and repair of roofs of tenements," the order said.

Kejriwal, during his yesterday's visit to the transit camp, had expressed his anger over the "unhygienic conditions" at the camp, which houses around 1,200 families.

The transit camp has 2,800 one-room units made of corrugated panels with 40 mobile toilets and 200 fixed toilets.

It also has four tanks of 50 kl capacity each and a sewage water treatment plant. CCTV cameras are everywhere and visitors are allowed after much enquiry.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, July 27 2018. 23:10 IST