LG visits the construction site of Karkardooma TOD Project.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
• LG visits the construction site of Karkardooma TOD Project
• Stick to uncompromising structural safety, ensure seamless integration of the project with the surroundings and prepare a prospective plan for civic needs and integrate it with the project simultaneously – Shri Saxena
• Instructs DDA and NBCC officials to complete works before the scheduled deadline
The Lt. Governor Shri V.K. Saxena today issued specific directions to DDA and the NBCC to complete Delhi’s first Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project at Karkardooma in East Delhi before the scheduled deadline, stick to uncompromising structural safety and take all prospective steps to fully integrate the upcoming complex with the neighbourhood and surroundings. He had gone on a site visit at the location to see first-hand and take stock of the status and progress of works.
This ambitious project that will change the skyline of the city and bring about unprecedented regeneration in the East Delhi area has started to fructify after much delays caused due to pandemic related lockdowns, pollution related construction bans and regulatory clearances. Work on this project spread over 25.47 Ha. with minimum 30% green area, finally started in September, 2021 and is expected to be fully completed in September, 2026. The residential component of the project comprising high-rise residential apartments and EWS Housing, replete with all civic amenities is expected to be completed by the middle of 2024 and 2023 respectively.
Appreciating the progress made so far especially with regards to the construction of EWS Housing Towers and excavation work for the two and three bedroom apartment towers, the LG stressed that all measures required for structural safety of the buildings including sufficiently strong retaining walls, piling, plinth and raft foundation be ensured without any compromise on quality. Shri Saxena also asked the officers concerned present on the occasion to prepare and stick to a comprehensive prospective plan with regards to water supply, traffic management, power availability and seamless integration with the surroundings.
He also advised the authorities to work in tandem and assured them of all help/intervention required at his level for inter/intra department/agency coordination. Those present included top officials of the DDA and NBCC apart from others.