Kejriwal also directed the DUSIB officials to ensure the allotment of the flats to slum dwellers within a radius of five km of where their slums were located. “The ‘Jahan Jhuggi Wahin Makaan’ policy is the flagship policy of Delhi government. We have to ensure that the construction of the EWS flats for in-situ rehabilitation of the people should be completed in its due timeline. This has to be ensured so that we can provide shelter for every poor in Delhi,” Kejriwal said.
Total 89,400 flats will be constructed in three phases in a total of 237 acres, with a deadline of 2022-2025. The meeting was also attended by Delhi urban development minister and DUSIB vice-chairperson Satyendar Jain, along with other Delhi government officials and DUSIB board members.
In a meeting held last month, it was decided that construction of the EWS flats will be carried out on the vacant land of DUSIB. Out of 221 acres of land available with DUSIB, at present 115 acre land is being considered for construction.