Budget sanctioned for roads, drains in illegal colonies: Kejriwal

The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for the construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies here, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

"Good news for those living in hellish conditions in unauthorised colonies. The Delhi government has approved and sanctioned budget for the construction of roads and drains in all pending colonies (barring ASI/forest areas). Work will start soon. This will provide them dignity and better living conditions," Kejriwal tweeted.

However, he did not mention the amount sanctioned for the purpose.

"For the last several decades, people have been living in hellish conditions in these areas in the capital city of India. Successive BJP/Congress governments did nothing. Now, lump-sum funds have been sanctioned and works will be done on a war footing in mission mode," he said.

On July 7, Kejriwal had assured of fund sanction within a fortnight.



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