BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday highlighted achievements of the BJP’s 15 years in the MCD after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked the saffron party chief JP Nadda to highlight at least two works done by it in the civic body.
Addressing a press conference, Patra said heights of residential buildings went up to 17.5 metres from 15 meters. As per the new rule, a NOC from the fire department will no longer be required for redevelopment of residential buildings with stilt parking.
“The MCD has also eased norms for open air and rooftop restaurants. Services like making birth and death certificates, applying for a trade licence and paying property tax have gone online. “A total of 17 multilevel parking have been constructed and the remaining nine will be completed soon, 7.5 lakh street lights have been converted to LEDs, today 60 per cent of all street lights in Delhi are powered by solar energy and because of this, the corporation is saving Rs 140 crore for the people of Delhi,” he claimed.
“Bharat Darshan and Waste-to-Wonder parks have been constructed, and over one crore tourists have come to see them, plus Door-to-Door collection of garbage is being made available at 60 per cent of places in the city.
To increase cleanliness, solid waste disposal has been increased by installing 220 compactors,” Patra said. “Space has been made by closing 1,482 garbage dumps and many NGOs have started working in those places, Waste-to-Energy plants have been set up and the height of all the three landfill sites in Delhi has been reduced by 20 meters,” he added.
“Nine hospitals with 3,200 beds, 15 maternity homes, 15 women's health centres, 123 general dispensaries, and eight TB Centres have been established. The MCD's primary school located in Lajpat Nagar is included in the top 10 schools in the world.
“Open gyms have been set up in 2,019 parks and swings have been dedicated to the public in 3,725 parks. More than 13 thousand temporary employees have been regularized in five years,” Patra said.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta challenged Kejriwal to come to Jharoda Police Station at 10 AM on November 30, to get the list of work done by them in the MCD.