STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 7 July
 To improve the basic infrastructure in various unauthorised colonies across the city, Delhi government’s infrastructure development agency, DSIIDC, has constructed over 800-km of roads and 1,500-km of drains in 371 unauthorised colonies.
Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) was tasked with carrying out developmental works in 634 unauthorised colonies spread over 21 assembly constituencies this year which has been completed in 371 colonies.
"An expenditure of Rs 1,334 crore was incurred to improve basic infrastructure in the colonies," said a senior DSIIDC official.
The agency also said that projects worth Rs 278 crore were currently under development channels in 97 colonies which will be completed by the end of this year. Further, the agency also acknowledges the Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, which has been entrusted with the task of ensuring quality in the work. The spokesman said that DSIIDC has been executing development work in unauthorized colonies in various parts of Delhi for more than a decade.
"This is being done on behalf of the Government of Delhi in order to provide essential services in such colonies," said the spokesperson.
The assembly constituencies where most of the work has either been completed or some work is still on include Badarpur, Rithala, Timarpur, Narela, Uttam Nagar, Janakpuri, Palam, Vikaspuri, Bawana, Badli, Chandni Chowk, Burari, Rajouri Garden, Mustafabad, Gokulpur, Kirari, Bijwasan, Matiala and Karawal Nagar.