Civic bodies come up with new scheme to develop wards

Civic bodies come up with new scheme to develop wards

Aimed at an all-round development of municipal wards, the civic bodies in the Capital have decided to launch ‘model ward scheme’ from next month.

Under the scheme, North and South Corporations will select some wards on a rotational basis and initiate development work, which will be completed within a month.

The corporation officials said all departments have been roped in and an inspection of the development work will be carried out by the head of the respective department.

“Special attention will be given to schools, dhalaos (garbage dumps), dispensary, maternity centres, signages, roads and other civic services. Development work in a particular ward will be decided as per its requirement,” said leader of the House in South Corporation Subhash Arya.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation will select two wards from each of its four administrative zones — one from rural and urban area each. North Delhi Municipal Corporation will also select eight wards at a time, though two wards will be selected from bigger zones.

“The North and Rohini zones are bigger. So two wards will be selected from there,” said NDMC mayor Mira Aggarwal.

Unlike the South Corporation which will choose wards on a random basis, the NDMC will have a lottery system. Officials said a special committee, comprising political leaders and senior officials, will inspect the work done during the scheme.

Special sanitation drive

The North and South Corporations have also decided to launch a special sanitation drive under their jurisdiction ahead of the upcoming festivals. The special one-month drive begins from Tuesday.

“There are major festivals like Navratras, Ramnavmi, Dusshera, Eid and Diwali. All roads, footpaths will be repaired and signages will be painted. The rough patches on the roads will be put in order,” said NDMC Mayor Mira Aggarwal.

“During the drive it will be ensured that garbage is lifted properly.”

The corporation officials said they will also crack down on unauthorised hoardings put up across the city.

“All unauthorised hoardings, irrespective of who has put it and for what purpose, will be removed,” said standing committee chairman Yogender Chandolia.

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