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Centre to hold monthly meet on Delhi development issues

New Delhi | Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on October 16, 2017

Monthly meetings will be held on issues related to the development of Delhi, including urban infrastructure, the Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said today.

The meetings will be attended by Members of Parliament from Delhi, Mayors and the Lt Governor, Puri said after the first such meeting on Monday.

Issues discussed

Issues such as growing traffic congestion, implementation of the land pooling policy, delay in respect of Metro phase-IV, land management by Delhi Development Authority, issues relating to unauthorised colonies, resource constraints of MCDs were discussed at the meeting, which lasted an hour and a half, according to a Ministry release.

Monthly discussions will be beneficial in addressing various bottlenecks, Puri said in the meeting, attended by Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Lok Sabha MPs from Delhi and the Mayors of the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi.

He said the DDA and MCDs should take steps on the issues raised in the review meetings.

Lt Governor’s plea

Baijal told the MPs and Mayors that to achieve better results, there was a need for them to work in tandem.

Noting that it was easier to address issues relating to the police, law and order and land, which are under his direct control, he urged the MPs and Mayors to pursue issues relating to transferred subjects coming under the jurisdiction of Delhi Government “more rigorously.”

All seven MPs from Delhi belong to the BJP. At the meeting, MPs and Mayors said there was need to have more foot overbridges in different parts of the city.

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Published on October 16, 2017
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