New Delhi: Delhi Government on Friday decided
to develop a colony at a sprawling 42 acre plot in North West
Delhi to provide housing to its employees.
Officials said a total of 1,152 flats will be
constructed under the first phase at a cost of Rs 400 crore.
The colony will have rainwater harvesting system, a
plant for recycling of water, a mini market, schools, parks,
playgrounds and a two-level underground parking facility which
will have space for 1,932 cars.
The decision to construct the flats was taken at a
meeting presided by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and attended
by PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chouhan and top brass of the Delhi
"We have decided to construct the flats so as to
provide accommodation to those employees who have been staying
in rented accommodation," said a senior official who attended
Dikshit asked the PWD to select "modern design" for
the proposed colony and construct the flats as per green
The construction under phase-I of teh project will be
completed within three years. The PWD will construct 1,102
flats in the second phase and provide parking space for 1,942
The colony will have public transport system also.
Azadpur Metro Station will be just 1.3 km away from
the proposed site.
Officials said employees who are entitled to have
government accommodation will only be provide the quarters.