1. 350 slum dwellers get flats, some break down

350 slum dwellers get flats, some break down

The Delhi government allotted flats to 350 slum dwellers here on Monday, with some of the recipients breaking down as they realized an impossible dream had come true.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 7, 2017 2:06 PM
slum-l Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government was committed for the betterment of people living in slums. (Representative image)

The Delhi government allotted flats to 350 slum dwellers here on Monday, with some of the recipients breaking down as they realized an impossible dream had come true. The slum dwellers had lived for decades at a shanty called Nehru Camp in east Delhi’s Patparganj area. The flats which came their way are built at Sector 16B of Dwarka in west Delhi, many miles away.

Despite being ejected from an area which they had got used to, there was visible joy as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia gave them allotment letters for the one-bed room flats constructed by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB). Many slum dwellers could not hide their emotions.

“My jhuggi was bulldozed thrice by the authorities. I was compelled to live on the highway with my small kids… my household goods were stolen. I can’t forget those days,” recalled a sobbing Mohammad Yasin.

“This is a great favour the Delhi government has done by giving us flats at a new and better place,” he added. Yasin had lived in Nehru Camp since 1997.

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Another emotionally charged slum dweller added: “I never thought I will ever be able to give a pucca house to my children.”

Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government was committed for the betterment of people living in slums.

“This is the sixth (slum) residents being rehabilitated peacefully. I promise you all a better life ahead,” he said.

“It is our responsibility to get the students studying in schools here (in east Delhi) admitted to schools in the new place,” Sisodia said.

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    A. Srivastava
    Feb 7, 2017 at 7:08 pm
    Its been quite some time to hear such a great news from any government... Not a fan of AAP but, incredible work... But need to keep it up and not just end up in tokenism...
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      Ann delorme
      Feb 7, 2017 at 4:35 am
      Wonderful work! Promises being kept by aap.
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        DEEPAK SINGH
        Feb 7, 2017 at 4:14 am
        Team of Dramebaaz naxlites at work
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          jitender rastogi
          Feb 7, 2017 at 7:13 am
          yes of course dramebaaz naxalites are so bad that they are actually doing what thy have written in election manifesto whereas our nationalist deshbahakt BJP are so deshbhakt that they only do development work on photoshopped picture LOL
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            Krishnan Iyer
            Feb 8, 2017 at 8:35 am
            The slum dwellers should instead have been sent to jail or given death sentence. What's this? Simply stay at some encroached property and vote for these Naxalites and they will spend tax payers money on these parasites?
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              shiv
              Feb 7, 2017 at 7:24 am
              Deshbakth called modi is working hard to make Adani and ambani richer whereas people like manish sisodia working for upliftment of poor people.
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                Prem
                Feb 7, 2017 at 2:24 pm
                I thought the dramabaaz was crying during speeches, wearing monogrammed suits, making jokes about earthquakes etc.
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                  shanti
                  Feb 8, 2017 at 9:13 am
                  Delhi-Chief-Minister-Sheila-announces-plan-regularise-unauthorised-colonies-construct-low-cost-housing
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                    shanti
                    Feb 8, 2017 at 9:45 am
                    Project started by previous government ...Delhi-Chief-Minister-Sheila-announces-plan-regularise-unauthorised-colonies-construct-low-cost-housing
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                      shanti
                      Feb 8, 2017 at 9:17 am
                      She started it.....Delhi-Chief-Minister-Sheila-announces-plan-regularise-unauthorised-colonies-construct-low-cost-housing
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                        shanti
                        Feb 8, 2017 at 9:17 am
                        She started it.....Delhi-Chief-Minister-Sheila-announces-plan-regularise-unauthorised-colonies-construct-low-cost-housing
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                          shanti
                          Feb 8, 2017 at 3:08 am
                          This program was started by the Sheila Dik govt, called the Slum Rehabilitation program.
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                            shanti
                            Feb 8, 2017 at 3:16 am
                            This project was started by the Sheila Dik govt.
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