*CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Seelampur-Shastri Park flyover, congratulates the people of East Delhi and PWD officials for completion of the project which will provide relief to lakhs of commuters every day*
*Today, the people of Delhi are proud of living in the national capital due to all the facilities and amenities provided by the Delhi government: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*The saved money was earlier used by ministers to fill their own pockets, we use this money to provide free amenities, healthcare, medicines, quality education to our citizens: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*No previous governments or any previous CM paid heed to the issues of the people of East Delhi, they were always alienated. AAP government has made a lot of progress in this area in the last five years: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*I used to live in East Delhi before becoming a CM, I am well aware of the problems faced by the residents here; a signature bridge was constructed for the ease of the citizens residing in East Delhi along with much other development work: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*The sanctioned cost of the construction project was Rs. 303 crores, but it was completed in Rs. 250 crores, and Rs. 53 crores were saved in the construction of the quality infrastructure: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*The construction of the flyovers are an achievement towards the vision of the CM: Satyendar Jain*
New Delhi: *24th October 2020*CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday inaugurated the newly-constructed Seelampur-Shastri Park flyover, which will be a major relief to commuters between Welcome in northeast Delhi and Kashmere Gate and Delhi Uttar Pradesh border. Congratulating the people of Delhi and the PWD officials and engineers for the completion of the project, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that the people of Delhi are proud of living in the national capital due to all the facilities and amenities provided by the Delhi government. He said that the sanctioned cost of the construction project was Rs. 303 crores, but it was completed in Rs. 250 crores, and Rs. 53 crores were saved in the construction of the high-quality infrastructure. PWD Minister Shri Satyendar Jain was also present in the event.
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, "First of all, I want to congratulate the residents of East Delhi for these two flyovers. The people of East Delhi used to face long traffic jams for longer hours. But now, the journey from ISBT to UP border can now be completed within a span of 10 minutes without any traffic jams and with a smooth ride. The flyover constructed is of good quality. The tender sanctioned for this project was ₹303 crore, but such is the honesty with which the AAP government functions that our engineers saved ₹53 crores. With a great construction quality, built under ₹250 crore, this piece of magnificence is both economical and effective. Since the inception of the AAP government in Delhi, we are saving money on all projects. The AAP government has been saving money in every project. And it’s the first time in 70 years in the history of India, that a government has completed projects with significant savings, and at a cost which is less than the sanctioned cost."
"We, yesterday, laid the foundation stone for the new state of the art wing, a 1500-bedded medical block at LNJP Hospital. In India, governments are known to build hospitals worth ₹1500 crore with each bed costing around Rs. 1-1.5 crore. For instance, a 1000-bedded hospital would cost around Rs 1500 crores at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore per bed. But, we are building a hospital consisting of 1500 beds, cutting edge technology, fully air-conditioned, at a per bed costing of only Rs. 30 lakhs. Now, these Rs 53 crores which are saved through this construction, was earlier used by ministers to fill their own pockets or as bribes. This was the money that came from the innocent citizens of Delhi. But we do not indulge in bribes and taking money from officials or engineers, and we are saving the money of the citizens. It is with this money of the people that we save, that we are able to provide free amenities, healthcare, medicines, quality education to our citizens. No previous governments or any previous CM paid heed to the issues of the people of East Delhi. They were always alienated. But, because I used to live there before becoming a CM, I am well aware of the problems faced including hours of traffic jams. After the AAP government came into power, a signature bridge was constructed for the ease of the citizens residing in East Delhi. And I’m certain that these flyovers will contribute further towards providing them a hassle-free ride. In the last five years, a lot of progress has taken place in this area, including establishing water and sewer connections, etc. You all are lucky to be living in the national capital. And I truly believe that, because Delhi is the national capital of India, the people of Delhi should get all the world-class amenities. The people are proud of being the citizens of Delhi because they are being provided with these amenities. And, with back to back projects being inaugurated, in the last five years, it has been our endeavor that we have achieved what we have envisioned for our city. I would like to congratulate PWD officials for completing this project in a lesser time and with lesser funds.”
PWD Minister Shri Satyendar Jain said, “Today 2 flyovers have been inaugurated by the Hon’ble CM. The Azad market flyover constructed by MCD took 10 years and costed Rs. 700-800 crore. Whereas, PWD took 1.5 years, out of which if we exclude 6 months of Covid and 3 months of GRAP (Graded Response Action plan), it took only 9-10 months to build, which in itself is an achievement. The CM has also envisioned a children’s park under the flyover, and very soon that vision too will be transformed into reality."
The foundation stone for the newly-constructed flyover was laid by CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 10th February 2019. Due to the rising levels of pollution and the implementation of GRAP guidelines in 2019, construction projects were banned during the night which brought the flyover construction to a standstill. However, the flyover was 70% completed until October 2019, and despite the implementation of anti-construction guidelines and a 6-month halt due to the Corona lockdown, the project was completed in a time duration of 19 months.
The Shastri Park flyover consists of six lanes and is constructed at a length of 700 meters, whereas the Seelampur flyover is constructed at a length of 1200 meters and eases the commute of vehicles traveling over the Dharampura crossing towards Shahdara. The construction of the new flyover will bring relief to around 1.5 lakh vehicles which seem to travel through the route daily.
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*The eighth week of the 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute anti-dengue campaign garners support from celebrities who will encourage citizens to change accumulated water to prevent Dengue mosquito breeding*
*Prominent singer Mr. Shankar Mahadevan participates in the 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute campaign of the Delhi government*
*With the collective efforts of all, we have to stop the breeding of dengue mosquitoes and protect our family and the entire Delhi from Dengue: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
New Delhi: *24th October 2020*The eighth week of the 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute anti-dengue campaign will garner support from celebrities such as Shankar Mahadevan, who will be encouraging the citizens of Delhi to religiously follow the Dengue prevention guidelines such as inspecting their residences for signs of stagnant water, draining the accumulated water or adding a layer of oil/petrol to it to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.
Last year, similar cooperation and support from prominent celebrities such as veteran cricketer Mr. Virender Sehwag and others had made the 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute campaign of the Delhi government a huge success. This year as well, the campaign seeks to engage several celebrities and social media influencers, to take part in the campaign by recording themselves following the good practices advised during the campaign and share the content for the people through various channels.
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal had also said that with the collective efforts of all the Delhiites, "we have to stop the breeding of dengue mosquitoes and protect our family and the entire Delhi from Dengue."
Last week, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal had encouraged the business and traders to prevent dengue by inspecting their shops and surroundings for signs of accumulated water. He tweeted, "This time, the business community of Delhi also took part in our fight against dengue by checking at their shops and surroundings and changing the stagnant water. By doing so, they are protecting themselves and their customers from dengue. Delhi is defeating Dengue again. #10Hafte10Baje10Minute"
*Dengue helpline*
This year, the Delhi government has also launched a Dengue helpline - 01123300012 and WhatsApp helpline - 8595920530 to assist the general public with Dengue.
*On every Sunday, under the 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute campaign*
- Change the clean stagnant water collected at home/shops/surroundings.
- A dengue mosquito thrives in clean stagnant water. The water deposited in the pots, coolers, A/C, tires, vases, etc., should be drained and replaced by the citizens every week.
- Add a small layer of oil/petrol to the accumulated water.
- Always cover the water tank with a lid.
- After inspecting their own houses/shops/surrounding areas, people shall promptly call 10 of their friends.
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*CM Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Manish Sisodia congratulate the top achievers of the NEET-JEE qualifying exams, say their service to the nation must continue throughout their lives
*20 students make it to CM Arvind Kejriwal's guest list; students thank CM Arvind Kejriwal for revolutionizing the education system of Delhi
*You must never stop thinking about how to excel in your own field and contribute towards the development of the country: CM Arvind Kejriwal
*'Shikshit Rashtra, Samarth Rashtra' is the dream of the Delhi government, we must continue to work towards realizing this dream: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*We will only be able to strengthen our nation through a strong education system: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
New Delhi: 24.10.20-CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia interacted with students of the Delhi government schools, who have performed outstandingly well in the NEET-JEE examinations and congratulated the parents and teachers for the record-breaking achievement of the students. Applauding students for their commendable performance in NEET - JEE despite the on-going Corona crisis, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that the students who have gotten into IITs and have secured top ranks in NEET-JEE exams must become a role model for the entire government education system. He said that the entire education department is proud of their achievements and they must continue to contribute towards the betterment of the nation. Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia said that 'Shikshit Rashtra, Samarth Rashtra' is the dream of the Delhi government, and said that all passing students must take the responsibility of guiding their juniors about NEET-JEE exams.
This week, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal had announced that around 569 students from schools run by the Delhi government qualified for the exam, out of which 379 are girls. Around 443 students from government schools cleared JEE Mains and 53 have qualified for JEE Advanced and have secured a seat in IITs. Four girl students from Delhi government schools have qualified JEE Advanced. Five students from RPVV, Paschim Vihar have qualified, which is the highest from any single Delhi Government school.
Several students interacted with the CM and the Deputy CM during the event. Ayush Bansal, from Govt School, Paschim Vihar, whose father works in a book depot, secured 189th rank, has secured admission in Electronics & Communication Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He scored 95% in Class XII Board and said that he could not have achieved success without the support of his parents and teachers.
Raj from Govt School Surajmal Vihar, whose father is a street vendor, secured 1819th rank and has secured admission in Computer Science & Engineering course at IIT Ropar. He scored 89.8% in Class XII Board. He thanked CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia for revolutionizing the education system of Delhi. He also said that he wanted to study science and engineering so that he can work towards the development of the country.
Shalu, a student of Govt School, Yamuna Vihar, whose father is searching for a job post-COVID, has secured 306th rank and admission in Electrical Engineering at IIT Mandi. She says that she is the first in her family to have been pursuing Engineering. She says she hopes to study well in IIT, and secure herself a well-groomed job so that she can support her family during any crisis.
Akanksha Gupta, a student from Govt School, Molarband, lost her parents at a young age and lives with her uncle and aunt. She secured 10,239th rank in NEET and scored 90.4% in Class XII Board. Akanksha said, "It was my uncle's dream to see me in IIT. I want to thank him and all my teachers who have supported me in my journey."
Himanshi, from Govt School, Nand Nagri, whose father works as a driver, secured 1,181st rank in NEET 89% in her 12th board exams. She said, "The toughest phase is when you think to yourself that you will not be able to crack the exam. But when you get past that phase, you always come out as successful. I wanted to be a doctor because if you can save a life, there is nothing more you can want from your life."
Tamanna Goyal, a student of Govt School in Rohini, is a daughter of a single mother who works as a housemaid and secured 11th rank in NEET. She credited her mother for her success and for keeping her basic needs at the backfoot to support her education.
Congratulating the students, Dy CM and Education Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, "I want to congratulate the students for making us feel proud, and officials, teachers, etc for this achievement. When the AAP government was formed 5-6 years back, the government schools were in a pitiable condition. This time, the Delhi govt school students have attained 99% in CBSE, and now our students have attained top ranks in NEET-JEE. We have tried to improve the system of education in Delhi. Our Hon'ble CM is himself an IITian, and now many of you will be joining IITs. Your contribution to the service of the nation must not stop. This is a long journey and many people have worked hard to reach this stage. Our dream is 'Shikshit Rashtra, Samarth Rashtra.' We will only be able to strengthen our nation through a strong education system, and not big democratic institutions and buildings in Delhi. I would also like to request you all to guide your juniors, take responsibility for at least 10 children from families just like you, and explain to them the significance of NEET-JEE. When you become a doctor or an engineer, please work with all honesty and dedication."
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, "You all are a source of inspiration for us, and listening to the stories of children, parents, and teachers have made us proud of all of you. I can understand how difficult the journey must have been for each one of you, because of the circumstances you all have been in, your parents had to struggle to give you a good education and make you successful. You all passed the exam without coaching, I reminisce my time. I appeared for the JEE exam. I belong to Hisar, and I remember that only 1-2 people were able to clear the exam every year in my time. Today, a single school has five students clearing JEE and 24 clearing NEET exams. This makes us and the entire Delhi proud. This is a general perception, that no one can clear NEET-JEE exams without coaching, I took coaching, my son and my daughter took coaching, but the students sitting here clearing the exams without coaching is commendable. Every child sitting here is a diamond, equipped with so much raw intelligence. This is not the end, this is a single inning and you have to go a long way. You may get disappointed with not getting the desired subject in IIT, but trust me, this is the right way to go. Getting into IITs is a big thing, and the sky is the limit after IIT. India is a poor country. And so, you must not stop thinking about how to excel in your own field and contribute towards the development of the country. I also want to request the education department to start providing coaching to the aspirants so that more and more school students qualify for the exams and the existing students also perform well. Second, the students who are getting into IITs, they should meet their juniors of 11th and 12th standard and meet them and inspire them. They should be the role model for all students studying in government schools and the entire government system."
Education Secretary, Director of Education, Pr. Advisor to DE, Addl. DE, DDE (Exam) & OSD (CAU) were present in the event.
*Profile of JEE Students:*
1. Ayush Bansal (Govt School Paschim Vihar), whose father works in a book depot, secured 189th rank & will study Electronics & Communication Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He scored 95% in Class XII Board.
2. Nikhil (Govt School Dwarka), whose father runs a cycle repair shop, secured 678th rank & will study Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay. He represented India at International Olympiad of Metropolises 2018, Moscow, Russia and scored 92% in Class XII Board.
3. Garvit Batra (Govt School Paschim Vihar), whose father is an AC mechanic, secured 1228th rank & will study Industrial & Systems Engineering at IIT Kharagpur. He scored 94.6% in Class XII Board.
4. Vaibhav Goyal (Govt School Sham Nath Marg), whose father is a shopkeeper, secured 3578th rank & will study Chemical Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He scored 94.2% in Class XII Board.
5. Raj (Govt School Surajmal Vihar), whose father is a street vendor, secured 1819th rank & will study Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Ropar. He scored 89.8% in Class XII Board. (serve the country)
6. Sandeep Mishra (Govt School Paschim Vihar), whose father is a labourer, secured 979th rank & will study Electrical Engineering at IIT Bhubaneswar. He has been a State Level mental maths topper & scored 96% in Class XII Board.
7. Tushar Moudgil (Govt School Mangolpuri), whose father works for a private firm, secured 13,512th rank & will study Information Technology at DTU. He scored 93% in Class XII Board
8. Srijan Saurabh Jha (Govt School Shalimar Bagh), whose father provides private tuitions, secured 2598th rank & will study Software Engineering at DTU. He scored 92.6% in Class XII Board
9. Ravi Chauhan (Govt School Civil Lines), whose father works for a private firm, secured 4787th rank & will study Chemical Engineering at IIT Jammu. He scored 95% in Class XII Board
10. Shalu (Govt School Yamuna Vihar), whose father works a milkman, secured 306th rank & will study Electrical Engineering at IIT Mandi. She scored 97.6% in Class XII Board
*Profile of NEET Students:*
1. Chirag Goel (Govt School Paschim Vihar), whose father has a private job, secured 2193rd rank. He bagged a 99 percentile in JEE Mains Exam and scored 95.4% in Class XII Board
2. Tamanna Goyal (Govt School Rohini), daughter of a single mother who works as a housemaid, secured 11th rank. She scored 93.8% in Class XII Board
3. Khush Garg (Govt School Gandhi Nagar), whose father runs a rented book shop, secured 453rd rank. He scored 95.6% in Class XII Board
4. Vidhi Gupta (Govt School Shahadra), whose father works in a small private firm, secured 152nd rank. She scored 98.6% in Class XII Board
5. Amit Kumar (Govt School Vikaspuri), whose father is a farmer in a village in Madhya Pradesh, secured 2459th rank. He scored 83.8% in Class XII Board
6. Akanksha Gupta (Govt School Molarband), lost her parents at a young age and lives with her uncle and aunt. She secured 10,239th rank and scored 90.4% in Class XII Board. Her uncle works as a trader.
7. Himanshi (Govt School Nand Nagri), whose father works as a driver, secured 1,181st rank. She scored 89% in Class XII Board
8. Shailesh (Govt School Kishanganj), whose father works in a bakery shop, secured 3,679th rank. He scored 97.4% in Class XII Board
9. Khushnuma Praveen (Govt School Yamuna Vihar), whose father works as a tailor, secured 69,820th rank. She scored 88.2% in Class XII Board
10. Adiba Ali (Govt School Okhla), whose father works as a cloth peddler, secured 82,260th rank. She is the topper of SKV Noor Nagar school
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*Hon'ble Minister (Water) and Chairman, Delhi Jal Board Sh. Satyendar Jain visited and inspected 70 MGD SPS at Kalyanpuri, 90 MGD Kondli Sewage Treatment Plant and 45 MGD Yamuna Vihar Sewage Treatment Plant
*Chairman:DJB instructed the officials to augment treatment capacity using process innovations
*Minister (Water) directed DJB officers and officials to reuse treated water for ground water recharge and lakes rejuvenation
New Delhi:24.10.20- Sh. Satyendar Jain, Hon'ble Minister (Water) and Chairman: DJB today i.e 24th October, 2020, alongwith senior officers and officials visited and inspected 90 MGD Kondli Sewage Treatment Plant, 45 MGD Yamuna Vihar Sewage Treatment Plant and 70 MGD SPS at Kalyanpuri.
Sh. Satyendar Jain said, "Our prime focus will be on maximum use of treated effluent. Moreover, I will inspect each and every Delhi Jal Board installation, where wastewater is treated and transported. Treated water is a very important resource which has been neglected for long and therefore, I assure you that we, at DJB, will leave no stone unturned to increase recycle and reuse of treated water, thereby decreasing the stress on available potable water." He further instructed the officials to augment treatment capacity using process innovations and reuse this treated water for the purposes of ground water recharge and lake rejuvenation.
*PRESENT SITUATION*
At Kalyanpuri SPS, additional 20MGD will be tapped and sent to Kondli (whoes installed capacity is 90MGD but is running on 70MGD), this will decrease the load of Gazipur drain by 20 MGD which oufalls in Yamuna and will help in abatement of pollution of River Yamuna.
Similarly, Yamuna Vihar STPs installed capacity is 45MGD and is running on 35/37MGD. This treated water is presently outfalling in Yamuna River but now its directed to use this in recharging the ground water of Garhimandu Forest, dried up lakes in the flood plains, and other by adjoining waterbodies and green areas.
Lastly, the treated water from Kondli to be used for rejuvination of *Sanjay Lake* and 50 acres of nearby green belt and other waterbodies.
During the visit he emphasized on the following lines:
1) Usage of treated water for groundwater recharge and rejuvenation of lake
2) All defunct E&M Equipments and Biogas plants to be fixed on immediate basis
3) Untreated wastewater near STPs should be tapped and treated in STPs to ensure 100% utilisation of the available infrastructure
4) No untreated municipal sewage to reach stormwater drain.