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Madanpur Khadar residents to get power connections

By Our Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI, JULY 12. The 15,000-odd families of Madanpur Khadar resettlement colony in South Delhi will celebrate their first lit up Diwali this year. After four years of remaining in the dark, this Delhi Development Authority (DDA) colony is all set to be electrified following the efforts by the Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, and the Badarpur MLA, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri.

The residents of these colonies were settled here by DDA after they were relocated from the slums in Nehru Place, Hauz Khas, Chanakyapuri, Sarojni Nagar, Nizamuddin and Kalkaji. However, even four years after their relocation at Madanpur Khadar, falling under the Badarpur Assembly constituency, the previous MLA, Ram Singh Netaji, and certain officials in DDA did not provide them electricity connections. Not only power, the colony was deprived even of basic amenities and the residents were living in hell like conditions. However, all that changed after the Chief Minister visited the colony on the request of Mr. Bidhuri and things started moving. All the officials including the DDA vice-chairman, Madhukar Gupta, those of the BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, Delhi Jal Board and Education Department descended on the constituency as a follow up of Ms. Dikshit's visit.

Sharing this with mediapersons, Mr. Bidhuri said the DDA had released their share of the Rs.5.5 crores for electrification of the colony and rest of the Rs. 5.5 crores would be provided by BSES Rajdhani Limited.

He said the BSES had acknowledged the payment made by DDA and promised that they would complete the entire electrification work by the end of October this year enabling the 15,000-odd families to have their first lit up Diwali after four long years.

Mr. Bidhuri informed that the Power Minister, Haroon Yusuf, had also reviewed the situation and he was informed that the Rs. 11 crores required for electrification of this colony had been deposited with BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and the work would begin soon.

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