Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday handed over the keys to eligible beneficiaries of Bhoomiheen camp after the inauguration of 3,024 newly built flats at Kalkaji in New Delhi under the “In-situ Slum Upgrading Project”.
“Today is a big day for thousands of slum dwellers. A new start to life. When I handed over the keys to eligible recipients, I could see their happy and cheerful faces. Over 3,000 houses were built in the first phase of the Kalkaji expansion. Modi said on the occasion.
“With the aim of bringing development to the grassroots, we ensured financial inclusion for all those who did not have access to bank accounts. Our government has included everyone who belongs to the unbanked and uninsured section of society,” Modi added.
According to the PMO, in line with Modi’s vision of providing housing for all, in-situ slum upgrading in 376 clusters of Jhuggi Jhopri is being undertaken by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The objective of the rehabilitation project is to provide a better and healthier living environment for the residents of Jhuggi Jhopri clusters, with appropriate amenities and facilities.
The DDA has undertaken three such projects at Kalkaji Extension, Jailorwala Bagh and Kathputli Colony.
Under the Kalkaji Expansion Project, in-situ slum upgrading of three clusters of slums namely Bhoomiheen Camp, Navjeevan Camp and Jawahar Camp located in Kalkaji is being undertaken in a phased manner. As part of phase I, 3,024 EWS apartments on the vacant site of the nearby shopping center were built. The Jhuggi Jhopri site at Bhoomiheen camp will be liberated by rehabilitating eligible households from Bhoomiheen camp into the newly constructed EWS apartments.
After the Bhoomiheen camping holiday, in Phase II, this liberated site will be used for the rehabilitation of Navjeevan Camp and Jawahar Camp.
“Phase I of the project has been completed and 3,024 flats are ready to move in. These flats were constructed at a cost of around Rs. 345 crores and are equipped with all civic amenities including finishing having been done with Vitrified floor tiles, ceramic tiles, Udaipur green marble countertop in the kitchen, etc. Public amenities have also been provided.The allocation of apartments will provide people’s title deed as well as a sense of ownership. security,” the statement added.