New Delhi Amid the ongoing tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena, the LG on Monday went head-to-head on 11 major infrastructure projects awaiting approval from the state government, officials said.
Saxena last week invoked Section 19(5) of the Transactions of Business Rules of the GNCTD (Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi), 1993, to seek permission from the Delhi Environment Authority to transplant and/or cut trees. projects. The rule gives LG the right to withdraw files.
“After invoking Rule 19(5), the LG secretariat duly approved the files, which were pending for years and months, and were signed by the Delhi environment minister and the chief minister within a day and sent to the LG for approval,” it said. officials said. LG office.
Despite several attempts, the Delhi government did not respond to requests for comment.
The LG on Monday approved these 11 projects, which include the redevelopment of Srinivaspuri and Sarojini Nagar, which were awaiting approval from the Delhi government from December 2019 to March 2021, respectively. Road-II or UER-II, also known as Third Ring Road of Delhi, which was expected to be approved after September 2021.
Other proposals awaiting approval include construction of CISF residential complex at Saket, Over-Road Bridge and Under-Road Bridge at Sultanpuri, Group housing project at Roshanara Road, construction of Dwarka Expressway and construction of road between Parmanand Chowk and Kingsway Camp. The list also includes the Burari Main Road widening project by the Delhi Public Works Department.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is set to meet Saxena on Tuesday over several projects pending approval by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), an NHAI official said on condition of anonymity.