DDA to start ` 300-crore projects in Dwarka

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Union min­is­ter for hous­ing and ur­ban af­fairs Hardeep Singh Puri­will lay the foun­da­tion of sev­eral de­vel­op­men­tal projects of Delhi De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity worth around Rs 300 crore in Dwarka on Mon­day.

The projects in­clude a golf course, sports com­plexes, foot over­bridges, the air­port drain sys­tem, cy­cle tracks and an Ut­sav Pan­dal.

The min­is­ter will lay the foun­da­tion of a sports com­plex in Sec­tor 8 Dwarka, a DDA spokesper­son said. “It will be a cen­tre of ex­cel­lence for wrestling, weightlift­ing, box­ing, judo and kabaddi. The pro­ject will cost Rs 66 crore and is likely to be com­pleted within 24 months,” he added.

“An­other sports com­plex in Dwarka Sec­tor 23 will be a cen­tre of ex­cel­lence for foot­ball and will be com­pleted in 24 months at a cost of Rs 39 crore,” the spokesper­son said.

A cy­cle track is also pro­posed in Sec­tor 11 at a cost of Rs 9 crore and is likely to be com­pleted in April next year.

Puri will also lay the foun­da­tion of four foot over­bridges be­ing built at a cost of Rs 12 crore with an Au­gust 2020 deadline. “The FOBs will pro­vide safe cross­ing fa­cil­ity to more than 16,200 pedes­tri­ans per day. It will re­duce traf­fic con­ges­tion and im­prove traf­fic speed,” the spokesper­son claimed.

“It will pro­vide pedes­trian con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween neigh­bour­hood ar­eas in Sec­tor 1 with sec­tor 7, Madhu Vi­har with Sec­tor 4 & 5 NSIT with Su­lahkul Mandir and District Court with Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal,” he added.

An Ut­sav Pan­dal is also pro­posed to be built in Sec­tor 10 Dwarka, which will be a fa­cil­ity for the com­mu­nity to con­duct so­cial func­tions and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties. The tar­get date of com­ple­tion for the pan­dal is June 2020.

The Union min­is­ter will also lay the foun­da­tion of an air­port drain at Dwarka. “The drain will have a dis­charge ca­pac­ity of about 70,000 litres per sec­ond,” he said.

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