By Accommodation Times Bureau
Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs(I/C) has appreciated the Engineers involved in the construction project of 120 General Pool Residential Type-VII Flats for overcoming the engineering complexities and the plan to use Eco-friendly Green and energy Efficient features in this project.
The project is to be executed by the Central Public Works Department at Pocket-I, DDU Marg, New Delhi. While addressing those present after he laid the foundation stone of the project here today, Puri said he was happy to note that 15,000 sq. meters of the area developed is green with provision for rain harvesting. Care has been taken to provide enough parking spaces, public amenities like community toilets, etc. Noting that all the projects put on a fast track by the Ministry have achieved substantial progress, he said, “We are determined to complete other projects as well.”
“The Proposed 120 Type-VII multi-storeyed flats shall be constructed in a plot area of 26,500 sqm. There shall be four ‘State of the Art’ Towers – two towers shall be 13 storeyed and remaining two towers 17 storeyed with basements and stilt for parking. The project costing Rs 197 crores shall be completed within a period of 21 months by June 2020”, he said.
On-site solar power units shall be installed on the rooftop with a capacity of 300 KW. The campus would have provisions of sewage treatment plant for recycling wastewater, rainwater harvesting, and de-composter for the handling of waste material. These flats shall be a magnificent blend of Architecture and Engineering.
Mentioning the initiatives of the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry in making life easier and reducing various bottlenecks, he outlined several projects funded by his ministry which have either been completed or are at an advanced stage of completion. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) had issued sanction for funding of following six projects worth Rs 1,826.40 crore under the Urban Development Fund, which aimed at reducing traffic congestion, pollution and accidents, and improve traffic flow in Delhi.
Hardeep Puri said that in view of slow progress in these projects, it was decided in October 2017 by the Ministry inter-alia, that the projects where balance funding of the project cost was not forthcoming from Delhi government, the same may be funded by the DDA/ITPO i.e., 100% funding by the Central Government and implementing agencies be changed to CPWD except in Skywalk project where PWD had called for tender. Accordingly, for four projects relating to (i) Construction of Skywalk (ii) Construction of flyover at Mahipalpur (iii) Road Corridor improvement at ISBT and (iv) Integrated Transit Corridor Development at Pragati Maidan, it was decided to meet the entire cost through UDF/DDA/ITPO.