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No of flats for govt employees to come down with redesigning of plans: CPWD

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With a change in its plans to execute the redevelopment of south colonies, the (CPWD) today said the number of proposed flats for central employees was likely to come down.

Housing and Puri had last month announced that no trees would be cut for the redevelopment of seven south colonies. He had also directed the CPWD and NBCC to rework the plan to avoid cutting of trees.

Talking to reporters here on the occasion of 164th CPWD Annual Day, its said the number of proposed flats would come down due to the redesigning of plans.

Singh said for instance, if 1,000 flats were proposed to be constructed in an initial plan, the numbers would come down to about 900 flats owing to the redesigning of the plan.

The (NBCC) is redeveloping Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Nauroji Nagar, while the CPWD is managing the rest of the four colonies in Kasturba Nagar, Thyagraj Nagar, Srinivaspuri and Mohammadpur.

The had announced that it would be cutting over 14,000 trees for building over 25,000 flats for employees in seven colonies of south

The proposal had attracted heavy criticism from green activists, politicians and citizens.

During a meeting chaired by Housing and in June, a decision had been taken to plant more than one million trees, ranging from

8-12 feet height, in different parts of Delhi, with NBCC planting 25,000 trees, CPWD 50,000, DDA 10 lakh and DMRC 20,000 trees.

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

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:10 IST
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