Delhi PWD constitutes special quality assurance unit for technical audit of ongoing construction works



Following directions from the PWD minister Mr Satyendra Jain, the department has constituted a 10-member team of engineers to conduct a quality control and technical audit of all ongoing construction works of Delhi government.

This team will be known by the name of Quality Assurance Unit and its mandate will be to ensure quality works and provide right technical inputs for the ongoing construction of government buildings, roads, flyover, works being done MLAs Local Area Development scheme ( including civil, electrical and technical works).

Construction work sanctioned by MLAs under their Local Area Development scheme and being carried out by various civic agencies including the three Municipal Corporations in Delhi will be covered under this quality and technical audit.

The PWD minister has directed the Engineer-in-chief to issue instructions for smooth functioning of this unit which will exercise quality and technical assurance checks on works being executed by state level public works organizations.

The unit will be headed by a Superintending Engineer (SE) and will have four executive engineers and four assistant engineers each to begin with.

This unit will conduct suo motu checks (on its own) and will also take cognizance of complaints from elected representatives and public.

Delhi Tourism Minister inaugurates loop of Signature Bridge at Wazirabad

  • Tourism Miniser Sh. Jitender Singh Tomar inaugurates aloop as part of the Signature Bridge at Wazirabad.
  • This new pathway will curb the crammed traffic situation in the area and will also reduce the time taken to travel from Wazirabad to ISBT.
  • Delhi Tourism’s signature bridge will be the new architectural marvel in the city

Date: April 30, 2015

As part of an attempt to make Delhi aesthetically appealing and develop the infrastructure, a new loop from Wazirabad to ISBT was today opened for the public by Sh. Jitender Singh Tomar, Minister of Tourism, Government of Delhi. Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism Ms.Alka Lamba, MLA Shri. Pankaj Pushkar, MD Delhi Tourism Sh. Ramesh Tiwari and Chief Engineer Josh Kurien were also present on this occasion.

This independent loop is part of the signature bridge being built at Wazirabad to add to Delhi’s skyline. The opening of this new pathway has not only curbed the crammed traffic situation in the area but will also reduce the time taken to travel from Wazirabad to ISBT. With a length of nearly 850 meters, this loop will cut down on nearly 2 kilometers of extra travel distance in the area. By greatly reducing the travelled distance, the fuel consumption of vehicles travelling on this stretch will be drastically reduced and hence pollutions levels will considerably decrease. This new loop, which part of the Signature Bridge will now do away with the need to take a necessary U-turn at the Outer Ring Road and cut the travel time by nearly 20 minutes.

Opening the loop Shri Tomar said that Delhi Tourism’s signature bridge will be the new architectural marvel in the city. In an effort to make Delhi one of the most promising cities for attracting tourists, the Signature Bridge at Wazirabad will soon add to Delhi’s skyline. The bridge is being built with a view to make it the landmark bridge of the City will beautify the city as well as the ease traffic conditions for regular commutation. Sh. Ramesh Tiwari, MD & CEO, Delhi Tourism says, “It is one of the ambitious projects of the corporation and will play a fundamental role in enhancing the ever-growing infrastructure of the capital.”

About Signature Bridge:

The main bridge is 675 m long asymmetrical cable stayed bridge. It has a Bow shaped steel pylon of about 154 m height, having 15 pairs of cable stays on one side and 04 pairs of back stays on the other side. The bridge has a concrete-steel composite deck 35.20 m wide.  The work is being executed in two packages: i) Eastern & Western Approaches and ii) Main Bridge (Cable stayed). The project is being accomplished by Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) with Gammon India Ltd. to execute the work of approaches, whereas the work of Main Bridge over river Yamuna is a joint venture of M/s Gammon-Construtora Cidade-Tensacciai.

The proposed bridge will join NH-1 (Road No.45) on the Western side and Marginal Bund Road at Khajuri Khas intersection on the Eastern side. To ensure signal free movement in the adjoining area three existing intersection on NH-1 (Road No.45) at Timarpur, Nehru Vihar and existing Wazirabad Bridge has been integrated and a comprehensive scheme has been evolved consisting of Loops, Ramps, and Flyovers, etc. The pre-cast segmental construction technology has been adopted with three/ four span continuous straight/ curved box girders (minimum radius of curvature as 75 m) with deck width varying from 9.6 m to 13.20 m. Though most of the locations in superstructure have precast segmental construction, however at some locations, in situ construction has been provided to make the best possible use of the available space.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal directs transport department to examine the transporters proposal for decongesting the national capital

  • CM directs transport department to examine the transporters proposal for decongesting the national capital

Dated : 29th April 2015

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed the transport department to examine and submit its preliminary report by next week on the proposal of a transporters association to reduce air pollution in the national capital and decongest it.

In a meeting with the chief minister and transport minister Gopal Rai, also attended by top state government officials, the Delhi Transporters Association proposed the setting-up of Integrated Freight Complexes in the peripheral areas of the city to reduce air pollution and congestion in the inner areas.

The transporters said they shared the government’s view about the deteriorating air quality in Delhi and the neighbouring National Capital Region.

The department of transport asked the transporters to make optimum use of existing facilities for them at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar and in Punjabi Bagh.

The repercussions of the National Green Tribunal order banning diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years-old were also discussed in the meeting.

In their presentation, the transporters stated that they are willing to contribute towards making the national capital free of congestion, traffic jams and encroachment along with reduction in air pollution.

They stated that one of the options can be to move out whole sale trade and all types of godowns and booking activities from the inner areas of the city to its periphery to reduce heavy vehicular traffic from entering the city.

They cited the Delhi High Court verdict of May 2004, which had directed decongestion and suggested a number of solutions.

The transporters requested installation of CCTV cameras in transport facilities available for them in the national capital for security reasons.

Delegation of Traders calls on Delhi CM Mr. Arvind Kejriwal submits memorandum over eviction of old commercial tenants

  • Delegation of Traders calls on Delhi CM Mr. Arvind Kejriwal.
  • Delegation submits memorandum over eviction of old commercial tenants.
  • New Delhi Traders Association and Delhi Rajya Vyapar Sangathan submit memorandum.

Dated : 29th April 2015

A delegation of traders of Delhi called on the Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday at the Delhi Secretariat. The delegation comprised of the members of New Delhi Traders Association and members of Delhi Rajya Vyapar Sangathan.

The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister on eviction of old commercial tenants in Delhi and property tax being charged as a part of rent.

The memorandum submitted that old commercial tenants who have paid ‘Pugree’ are facing eviction and this is forcing them to close down their establishments and in turn people are being rendered jobless.

The delegation also demanded a clarification in one of the sections of the NDMC Act, 1994 that a landlord can recover property tax from his tenant as if such sum were rent payable to him. It said that this ambiguity was being used by the landlords to claim property tax as a part of rent. This they said was preventing occupants from paying taxes as they fear that payment of property tax by them may be construed as a part of rent.

The Chief Minister assured them of looking into the matter and doing whatever was possible. He also told them that he will talk to the concerned officials and enquire on the issues raised by them.

Delegation of residents/farmers in Uttam Nagar thank Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for fulfillment of water, power and compensation promises!

Delegation of residents/farmers of Uttam Nagar meet Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal

  • Delegations thanks the chief minister for getting water to their area
  • Farmers in the delegation also laud the compensation announced for the farmers of Delhi

Dated :29th April 2015

A delegation of residents/farmers of the Uttam Nagar area met the Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat on Wednesday. The delegation was led by local MLA Mr. Naresh Balyan.

The delegation thanked the chief minister for getting water to their area which has been a long pending demand of them. They also said that they were very happy with the measures of the government taken on water and power.

Speaking to the chief minister some residents, who were involved in farming too, said that the compensation announced by the Delhi government is a landmark decision for the farmers of Delhi who never got anything from any government in the past.

The Chief Minister told them that the government will assure that every farmer gets his due as compensation and government will do whatever required for it.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meets British High Commissioner Sir James David Bevan; helps in refurbishment of War Cemetery, Model Town

  • British High Commissioner to India Sir James David Bevan calls on Delhi CM Mr. Arvind Kejriwal
  • Delhi CM directs the Divisional Commissioner to inspect the War Cemetery at Model Town, following request from the High Commissioner.
  • Meeting also attended by Delhi Dialogue Commission Vice-Chairman Mr. Ashish Khetan

Dated :29th April 2015

The British High Commissioner to India Sir James David Bevan called on the Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, at the Delhi Secretariat. The meeting was also attended by the Delhi Dialogue Commission Vice-Chairman Mr. Ashish Khetan.

The High Commissioner congratulated the chief minister for the victory in the recently held assembly elections and asked him to elaborate on the factors that led to the massive victory. The chief minister thanked him and said, “It was a mix of several factors that led to the huge mandate. People were excited about our 49-days governance, they wanted us back as they saw corruption was stopped, they saw a change in power and water scenario.”

The High Commissioner wanted to know the priorities of the Delhi government. He was told by the chief minister that corruption was on the top of the agenda of the government apart from education, health, water and electricity. The recently launched anti-corruption helpline (1031) was also discussed during the meeting.

Mr. Kejriwal also told the High Commissioner that the Delhi government is confident that Delhi will be one of the top corruption free cities in the World in the five years to come.

The two also discussed the situation of power and water in the city. The CM also said that sewer system and solid waste management were also areas of concern for the Delhi government. Mr. Kejriwal also inquired about the water recycling system being used in London; to which the High Commissioner said that London runs a successful water management system.

Outlining the challenges of the Delhi Government, the chief minister said, “Full-statehood is the only thing I seem is a challenge, rest everything can be done with the people of Delhi on our side.”

The High Commissioner also requested the Chief Minister to look into the encroachment and protection of the war cemetery in Model Town area. The chief minister immediately directed the Divisional Commissioner to inspect the site and send a report to his office about the required measures for protection.

The High Commissioner told the chief minister that he would connect the office of Mayor of London with the Chief Minister’s office for further dialogue between the two. The High Commissioner also invited Mr. Kejriwal to Britain.

All Delhi Hospitals (Government or Private) will have to provide free of cost treatment to victims in cases of natural calamities and disasters

  • All hospitals (govt or private) will have to provide free of cost treatment to victims in cases of natural calamities and disasters
  • Action will be taken against those who refuse to admit victims of natural disasters & calamities


Department of health on Tuesday instructed all government and private hospitals, including nursing homes of the national capital to provide free of cost treatment to victims in case of natural calamities and disasters.

The department, in a circular issued by the Director Health Services, following directions from the chief minister, which is addressed to all directors, medical superintendants, keepers of private hospitals and nursing homes states that they are directed to attend the victims of calamities like earthquake, fire and flood and provide them immediate treatment.

“No hospital/nursing home shall refuse to provide medical treatment for any reason,” states the circular.

Attention of all hospitals/nursing homes has been drawn to the Delhi Nursing Homes Registration (Amendment) Rules, which provide as under :

“In the event of any natural calamity including outbreak and epidemics or disaster, the owner or keeper of every nursing home shall, on being directed by the supervising authority in writing cooperate and provide such reasonable assistance and medical aid as may be considered essential by the supervising authority at the time of natural calamity including outbreaks and epidemics or disastrous situation.”     

In case of disaster or natural calamity the treatment will be provided free of cost till such time as the government decides. All the authorities of private hospitals/nursing homes in the National Capital Territory of Delhi are advised to strictly adhere to the guidelines, failing which action as rules will be initiated.

AAP Delhi Government begins Government hospital retrofitting to be prepared for disaster management

  • Delhi Govt. decides to begin process of retrofitting in a phased manner in all the Government hospitals under its control.
  • Health Department directs hospitals to increase the emergency surplus water capacity from existing   surplus capacity of one day to four days.
  • Decisions taken in the review meeting chaired by Chief Minister for preparedness of the National capital dealing with the situation of disaster.
  • Chief Minister directs commissioning of a study to explore the possibility of empanelling structural engineers


Delhi government on Tuesday decided to begin the process of retrofitting in a phased manner in all the government hospitals under its control to deal with the situations of natural disasters, given the concerns raised following the devastating earth quake that hit Nepal.

Health department has also been directed to increase the emergency surplus water capacity of hospitals to four days; currently hospitals have an existing surplus capacity of only a day.

These decisions were taken at a high level meeting chaired by the chief minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal to review the preparedness of the national capital in dealing with situations of disasters.

The meeting was attended among others by the chief secretary, divisional commissioner, district magistrates, Delhi Dialogue Commission vice-chairman and other senior officials.

It has been decided to convene the meeting of the State Executive Committee of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday to revise and update the draft of the state disaster management plan for the inclusion of new measures in it.

It was reported in the meeting that the process of strengthening and increasing the manpower of Quick Response Teams (QRTs) will be initiated soon. It is proposed to have a QRT at the sub division level. The chief minister told the officials that the option of having 33 QRTs in Delhi should be seriously explored.

Chief Minister directed commissioning of a study to explore the possibility of empanelling structural engineers who will be available to provide expert opinion on the condition of existing residential and commercial buildings, and recommend the required changes.

It was reported in the meeting that atleast 200 registered structural engineers are employed by different agencies in the national capital and their services can be utilized.

AAP Delhi government sets up camp at Chhatrasal Stadium for collection of relief materials for Nepal

  • Delhi government sets up camp for collection of relief materials for Nepal
  • Camp for collection of relief materials for earthquake victims set-up at Chhatrasal stadium, Model Town


India and Nepal share historical, cultural and religious ties since time immemorial. Recently severe earthquake has struck Nepal, which calls for relief and rehabilitation efforts at large scale in the shortest possible time. In this regard through MHA/NDMA, requirement has been conveyed for following items:
50,000 tents for 40 PAXs
50,000 tents for 20-30 PAX
2, 00,000 lakh tents for 10-12 PAX each
50 tonnes of dry food: Cereals, Chiuda, meal

Considering the high volume of items required, the government has decided to set-up a camp for the collection of the materials at Chhatrasal stadium in Model Town. It has been set-up as the collection camp looking at its location; it is situated on the main road connecting different markets and is situated quite close to the Divisional Commissioner, District Magistrate (North), District Magistrate (Central) offices. So there will be efficiency in collection and direct supervision.

Disaster Management Helpline 1077 will work as overall helpline for any person willing to donate. For every receipt a computerized receipt will be issued and the donation list will also be uploaded on Revenue Department website. .

The collection centre will run under the control of an Executive Magistrate which will be supervised by District Magistrate (North) and DM (CD)/DC (E).

AAP Delhi Government Takes First Step in Digitizing Land Record; 78,000 properties from SW Delhi go online


In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Delhi, the land-records of South West District of Delhi have been digitized and made available online in the public domain, thus making it possible for the citizens to directly download digitally signed copies of their Record-of-Rights on the click of a button from the internet. Land-records of more than 78,000 property owners consisting of more than 1,80,000 khasras are now available on the website Initially, the records have been uploaded in ‘draft’ mode till 25th May 2015. Any errors which may have crept in due to computerization may be brought to the notice of the following authorities for correction by anyone concerned

For Kapashera sub-division

SDM (Kapashera): 011-25069185, 9650188246,

For Najafgarh sub-division

SDM (Najafgarh): 011-25017834, 8800217029,

Expressing his satisfaction on the digitization of Land Record of South-West District, CM Shri Arwind Kejriwal has decided to replicate this project in all the districts of delhi within next 6- months making Delhi’s entire Land Record digitized. Giving details of the project, the District Magistrate South-West Shri Ankur Garg informed that any such instances which are brought to the notice, if found correct, shall be corrected immediately by the revenue staff. However, errors if any, which are not due to the process of computerization but exist otherwise in manual records too, shall be corrected after following the due process of law.

This initiative will allow the citizen to have 24×7 access to his record of rights and bring in enhanced transparency levels. Multiple copies can also be printed directly. Further, if any agency wishes to verify the authenticity of the records, they can directly see it from the website rather than writing manually to the office which often resulted in wastage of three to four weeks. This will also be a great boon to the citizens in terms of authenticity as the legal status of ownership of a property can be checked by any prospective buyer from the website, thus safeguarding him against transactions by unscrupulous elements. Besides, this will reduce the work-load on the department staff itself, as citizens no longer have to come to patwari office for getting their Record of Rights and the patwari doesn’t have to search and prepare copies of those records. Further, over a period of time, citizen feedback will help improve the accuracy of the database further thereby leading to a neat and clean regime of property records in the district.

Shri Garg further informed online mutation module has also been developed and all mutations are processed through this module exclusively so that the database remains updated at all times. As the records have been computerized in devnagari script, the facility of a virtual hindi keyboard has also been provided on the website to enable easy search based on name.

Ankur Garg, District Magistrate (South-West) has appealed to the citizens to visit the website and give their valuable suggestions and feedback on his e-mail address: Instances of computerization related errors, if any, may also be submitted on this email address. He said that now as per decision of the The Chief Minister project is now being replicated in all the districts of Delhi and likely to be completed within a time frame of six months.