The CM held a meeting with minister Satyendar Jain and senior officials from Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) to review the progress of the flats being constructed under the scheme for families living in slums.
Kejriwal also directed the officials to expedite the allocation of flats prepared under the scheme.
The government has kept the scheme, which was part of the party’s poll promise, in the priority list.
It was developed with the vision to give flats to those living in the slums all of which are inhospitable.
The flats will lift the living standard of the slum dwellers.
CM Kejriwal directed the officials that any problems coming in the implementation of the scheme should be brought to his notice so that they can be effectively removed and families can be shifted to their new homes and can lead a life of dignity.
“The Delhi government is committed to giving a life of dignity to families living in slums. It is going to provide flats in different areas of Delhi to the families living in slums under the ‘Jahan Jhuggi, Wahin Makan’ scheme,” government said in a statement.
Under the scheme, 52,344 flats are being built in the first phase by the DUSIB and Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC).
Construction of 18,084 flats is underway and all of them are nearing completion. 34,260 flats are being built by DSIIDC of which 17,660 flats are ready while 16,600 flats are under construction.
Apart from this, the officials said that 4,833 flats have been allotted to the homeless families living in slums, while the process of allocation of 7,031 flats is underway and will be completed soon.
As many as 89,400 flats are to be built in three phases for the homeless families living in slums under the scheme.
These flats will be built on 237 acres of land in various areas of Delhi.
The Delhi government is building 52,344 flats in the first phase. They are set to be completed and allotted by 2022.
In the second phase, about 18,000 flats are to be built.
The remaining flats are to be built in the third phase on the land that will be vacant after shifting homeless families to the flats built in the first two phases. The target is to complete the three phases by 2025.