Rs 7,643 cr DDA budget gets LG nod

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Rs 7,643 cr DDA budget gets LG nod

Thursday, 30 March 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor (LG) VK Saxena on Wednesday approved the annual budget of the DDA for 2023-2024, with an annual outlay of Rs 7,643 crore, focusing on civic infrastructure, particularly on the third Ring Road under the Urban Extension Road II (UER-II) for development of Narela, Dwarka and Rohini, rejuvenation and restoration of Yamuna floodplains and green spaces. 

The DDA also approved Pre-Determined rates for Rohini, Phase IV and V, Tikri Kalan and Narela for financial year 2022-23 and permitted land use change for improving public transport system in Delhi. The budget has projected receipts to the tune of Rs 8,541 crore.

As per the budget document, construction of UER-II as third Ring Road of Delhi is in progress through the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). For this project, Rs 3,600 crore will be funded by DDA out of the total project cost of Rs 6,421 crore (for Delhi portion). This project will decongest Delhi and reduce vehicular pollution.

“It will also serve the land pooling areas of Delhi, apart from being an arterial connectivity to Rohini and Narela. It will allow traffic moving between Gurugram and Sonepat to by-pass Central Delhi. This will also lead to faster access to the airport. It shall act as an additional Western Ring Road in Delhi, thereby decongesting the road network between Mukarba Chowk to Singhu Border,” the budget document said.

The DDA has committed Rs 1,000 crore for Phase IV of Delhi Metro and a provision of Rs 350 crore has been made in BE 2023-24.

A total allocation of Rs 3,314 crore has been made for development of land, physical infrastructure and maintenance of existing infrastructure that includes roads, sewage, water supply, power lines and drainage in development areas falling under the jurisdiction of DDA. These areas are primarily in Narela, Dwarka and Rohini. To contain encroachment of DDA’s land, a provision of around Rs 106 crore has been made towards security of land. The authority meeting was attended by Subhasish Panda, Vice-Chairman, DDA and other members including MLAs Vijender Gupta, Somnath Bharti, OP Sharma and DK Pandey.

The authority has planned construction of a Trunk Drain of about 7.2 Kms length, costing Rs 293.21 crore to prevent waterlogging in DDA-developed sectors 20, 21 & 22, vacant land of undeveloped Sectors 39, 40 and 41 of Rohini and adjoining 106 unauthorized colonies in Kirari Assembly constituency. A provision of Rs 100 crore in BE 2023-24 has been kept for this purpose. Construction of Storm Water Drain at Sector-8, Dwarka is in progress. This drain will cater to the excess discharge of rain water of airport and prevent flooding in Rajnagar, Baghdola and Palam area. For this purpose, a provision of Rs 30 crore has been made in 2023-24.

DDA, with an overall outlay of  Rs 928.92 crore, has undertaken the work of rejuvenation and restoration of the floodplains of river Yamuna. The work is being taken up in a phased manner as 10 separate sub-projects.

A sum of Rs 405 crore has been provided in BE 2023-24 for this purpose. The construction of Bharat Vandana Park is in full swing. The park located in Sector-20, Dwarka, is spread over 189.28 acres with the project cost of Rs 524 crore. A provision of Rs 105 Crore has been kept in BE 2023-24 for this purpose.

DDA has projected revenue of around Rs 4310 crore on account of sale of additional inventory of existing housing projects which are nearing completion. The housing projects that will be completed in the current year include projects in Dwarka having around 1114 HIG flats facing Dwarka Golf Course, around 650 MIG flats in Lok Nayak Puram and around 9000 HIG/MIG flats in Narela.

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