C. M. Arvind Kejriwal
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The Delhi government is working on a war to clean up the Yamuna River. In this order, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held a review meeting on Friday with the committee of senior civil servants formed to clean up the Najafgarh drain.
Took information about the project from the officers in the meeting. On this occasion, the deputy chief minister said that clearing pollution from Yamuna is the priority of the Delhi government. Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that Yamuna will be clean before the 2025 elections.
The government is working quickly on this point. Officials told the meeting that in the first phase, work is being done to remove 10 lakh cubic meters of sludge from the drain. This work will be completed before the monsoon. After cleaning, the flow of the drain will be better, and because the water does not stop, there will be no mosquito-borne diseases. A road will be built, people will benefit: During the meeting, the project of constructing a 59 km dual carriageway between Chhawla and Basaidarapur on both sides of the Najafgarh drain was also discussed. This project has been approved in the discussion phase. Costing around Rs 616 crore, this project will benefit the people of the area including Punjabi Bagh, Paschim Vihar, Nilothi, Baprola, Kakrola, Najafgarh, Dwarka, Vikaspuri, Uttam Nagar, Janakpuri, Chhawla.