JJ clusters to be redeveloped to make Delhi slum-free

By Accommodation Times News Services

1973_Delhi_SlumTo improve the living conditions of the people of JJ clusters of Delhi, all the 685 such clusters will be taken up for redevelopment in the next five years. This issue was discussed at length at a meeting convened by Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today. Secretaries of the Ministries of Urban Development and Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Vice-Chairman of DDA, Principle Secretary(UD), Govt. of Delhi, Chief Executive of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board and other concerned senior officers attended the meeting.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu said that Delhi needs to be made slum-free to enable seamless urban development. Responding to the issue of operation of mafia elements coming in the way of slum redevelopment, he said that such elements shall be weeded out with an iron hand.

During the meeting, it was brought to the notice of Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu that earlier attempts for redevelopment of JJ clusters could not progress due to lack of guidelines in the matter besides vested interests seeking to subvert such attempts.

After detailed discussions, it was decided that:

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