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New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu in a financial assistance program to the Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi government on Sunday announced Rs.3,250 crore for decongestion and development of the national capital.

In addition, Naidu also announced another Rs.96 crore to Delhi, which is intended to be spent on the cleanliness in the city.

The minister, who was speaking at the launch of ‘Clean Delhi’ campaign organized by the Delhi government, said that under the package the city government will be provided Rs.1,500 crore, Delhi Development Authority with Rs.1,665 crore and north municipal corporation of Delhi with Rs.85 crore for executing various projects.

Among the various projects include construction of rail under bridges and over bridges, construction of long tunnels and completion of Dwarka Express Way between Urban Eastern Road-II and Northern Peripheral Road.

On the occasion, the amount of Rs.96 crore announced for cleanliness in Delhi was further sanctioned to the municipal corporations, which have been facing funds-crunch in recent months.

Naidu, on the occasion, complimented Kejriwal for launching Swachh Delhi campaign and roping in the three MCDS.

 

we need to respect people’s mandate to Modi and Kejriwal and should not become (an) enemy in the politics, but instead focus on development,

He noted that “central government, the Delhi government and municipal corporations of Delhi together launching Swachh Delhi campaign is an affirmative statement of ‘Team India’ spirit at work as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Also the mayors of North, East and South Delhi Municipal Corporations were present on the occasion.

Earlier on Monday, Kejriwal launched ‘Swachh Delhi’ app that enables residents to apprise authorities with pictures of garbage, while announcing Swachh Delhi Abhiyan from November 22 to 30.

(Inputs from IANS)

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)