Kejriwal assures speedy development, funds for unauthorised colonies

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said developmental works in the national capital will be “speeded up” and he will ensure that funds were sanctioned, within a fortnight, for roads and drains in all the unauthorised colonies.

“Life of people is hell in the unauthorised colonies. To ensure a life of dignity to them, funds and approval will be sanctioned for roads and drains in the next 10-15 days for these colonies throughout the national capital region. Work will start on the war footing and daily progress will be monitored,” he told media after inspecting the development works in Kirari Assembly constituency area here.

Kejriwal met the locals who complained of the shoddy work being carried out, over which he warned the officials of suspension if the work was not up to the mark.

He said the work to ensure water supply is already going on. “We will also work on the sewer soon.”

The Chief Minister also said that development of the unauthorised colonies was one of the prime agenda of the elected government, but it was delayed due to the interference of the Lt Governor.

“However, now after the decision of the Supreme Court, the projects would be speeded up,” he added.