BJP urges Centre to release Rs 500 crore for Cleanliness drive

 In order to make 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' a success in the national capital, Delhi BJP on Saturday urged the Centre to release Rs 500 crore to city's all three municipal bodies for carrying out sanitation work.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 23, 2014, 00:17 AM IST

New Delhi: In order to make 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' a success in the national capital, Delhi BJP on Saturday urged the Centre to release Rs 500 crore to city's all three municipal bodies for carrying out sanitation work.

"We have urged Urban Development Ministry to grant Rs 500 crore to all three municipal corporations so that they can purchase brooms and other equipments related to sanitation work," Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said here.

The BJP leader also said, "There is a problem of fund crunch in all three municipal corporations (North, East and South). We have requested the ministry to release this amount as soon as possible so that we can make Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a success in the national capital."

Upadhyay, who today met Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, added that they have also demanded that all the unauthorized colonies should be regularized .

"The DDA, Delhi government and Municipal Corporations should pass orders for providing community services to all the unauthorized colonies on the basis of the recommendations of the MPs of Delhi.

"Delhi Special Provision Act-II 2011 should be extended by three years more and all the constructions and colonies which have come up with in this period should be included in the purview of this Act," he added.

According to the BJP, it also took up the issue of issuing notifications for declaring 351 additional roads for commercial or mix land use in Delhi.

"The Union Urban Development Minister has assured us to look into our demands," he said.