Rs 2 crore sanction for repair work at Nehru Place

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Nehru place in New Delhi

is the largest IT market present in Asia. The market is home to more

than 6,000 offices and close to 1,500 shops. It also hosts close to style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">

two lakh visitors on a daily basis. But as far as the aging

infrastructure of Nehru Place is concerned, one gets to hear a lot of

complaints from both the visitors and the computer deale style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">rs

sitting there, href="">including

an issue of parking. However, things are likely to change now as

DDA has

finally approved an initial amount of Rs 2 crore for repair

work of the existing pathways and electrifying the entire region

ensuring safety of the visitors.

Alongside this there are

other areas for which the government has awarded tenders and the work

would start in the next two weeks. According to PK Nanda, Chief

Engineer of DDA, immediate attention would also be given to

construction of fire tender ramps, upgradation of footpath, replacing

old flooring with flashy tiles, improvement of circular roads

approaching the DTC bus terminal, and storm water drain facilities.

These decisions were taken in a meeting organized by NIWA (Nehru

Place Improvement & Welfare Association) on March 20.

Representatives from PCAIT, the SHO of Kalkaji area and the local MLA

Subhash Chopra also took part in the meeting. “Nehru Place is a

very important part of my Kalkaji constituency. We will do everything

we can to make it a world class location. We will work on all the

areas in the entire region,” said Subhash Chopra, MLA, Kalkaji,

Board Member with the DDA.

style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">The

news of approval of funds has come as a relief to the traders

who spend most of their time inside the market. Associations like

NIWA and PCAIT that have been working for a cleaner Nehru Place had

to wait for almost eight years for getting the funds sanctioned from

the government. In 2002, the government had allocated Rs 38 crore for

the development of India's biggest IT market.

Reacting to the latest

developments, Saket Kapur of PCAIT expressed, “We were trying to

get this done since the month of January. This is only the beginning.

A lot needs to be done so that Nehru Place becomes a pleasant sight

to the office owners and people who come to buy here. In future, you

would see a lot of renovation in order to make Nehru Place a better

place.” In addition to this, Anil Sehgal, President of NIWA, hoped

that the work will start at the earliest and all key issues wou style="background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">ld

be looked after by the government. He said, “DDA has been doing a

lot for Nehru Place, but I must say that the progress has been slow.

Even though, the tenders have been awarded for upgradation, I don't

expect any miracles from the government. Though, we will continue to

fight for our cause.” In the next 15 days, DDA will be sending its

chief architect for chalking out a plan to construct more toilets in

the entire complex, Sehgal revealed.

the Nehru Place ko chamkao

campaign, which was undertaken last year, a lot of vendors have

showed their support for cleaning up Asia's largest IT hub and href="">there

have been signs of improvement.