Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Union Urban development and Poverty Alleviation Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Kejriwal asked him for Railways, Delhi Development Authority DDA lands so it could help Delhi government to make national capital open defecation free (ODF) by March 2018.
While talking to reporters after the meeting in Nirman Bhawan, he asserted that he has also requested the Centre to shift the families living in government quarters in Sarojini Nagar after the ongoing academic session gets over.
The state-run National Building Construction Company (NBCC), which functions under the Urban Development ministry, is redeveloping colonies in Sarojini Nagar.
Naidu said that the ministry will consider the request related to Sarojini Nagar and would ask the DDA and the Railways to extend support to the Delhi government for constructing toilets, Kejriwal said.
“There are 3,500 families which are being shifted from Sarojini Nagar. I requested that they may be shifted after the academic session gets over,” the Delhi CM said. (With PTI inputs)