*Kejriwal Government's 11 new hospitals to give a tremendous boost to Delhi's health infrastructure; Dy CM Manish Sisodia holds a review meeting

*The new hospitals will turn CM Arvind Kejriwal's vision to provide the best healthcare facilities to every person in Delhi into a reality- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*Dy CM Manish Sisodia holds a review meeting with PWD and health department officials and instructs them to complete the construction work by ensuring compliance with all quality standards

*Delhi Government under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal is preparing 4 state-of-the-art hospitals and 7 semi-permanent ICU hospitals with a capacity of 6838 ICU beds, construction work going on in mission mode- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*Delhi Government to soon dedicate 12 new Mohalla Clinics to the public, 52 more to be added soon

*More than 70 thousand people are getting free treatment every day at Mohalla clinics, where people from all sections of society are being provided all primary health facilities for free including 212 types of tests, and medicines- Dy CM Manish Sisodia


NEW DELHI:19.09.22-To provide world-class healthcare services to each and every resident in the capital, the Delhi Government under the leadership of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal is working on a war footing. In this direction, the government is building 11 new hospitals in Delhi, which will increase the number of hospital beds in Delhi Government hospitals by 10,000 beds. In this regard, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia, on Monday, held a review meeting with the officials of PWD and the health department and reviewed the progress of construction works. Along with this, the Deputy Chief Minister directed the officials to complete the construction work of hospitals being built at Siraspur, Jwalapuri, Madipur, Hastsal (Vikaspuri) as well as 7 new semi-permanent hospitals with the capacity of 6838 hospital beds.


While directing the officials, the Deputy Chief Minister said that all these construction works should be completed on time and all quality standards should be ensured here. He added that the aim of the Kejriwal Government is to provide better health facilities to all Delhi citizens. In this direction, the new hospitals being built by the government will prove to be a milestone and will work to augment the resources for healthcare services in the capital.

*Construction of 11 new hospitals to be completed soon*

During the meeting, officials said that construction work of most of the hospitals will be completed by the end of this year, whereas others will be completed by the mid 2023. To ensure the completion of hospitals in time, the Deputy Chief Minister is reviewing the progress every 15 days.

Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, “These 11 hospitals include 4 hospitals with a capacity of 3237 beds and 7 semi-permanent ICU hospitals with a capacity of 6838 ICU beds. These will prove to be helpful in fighting with situations like the COVID pandemic and emergency cases efficiently. These new hospitals will give a boost to Delhi's health infrastructure and millions of Delhiites will be able to avail world-class healthcare facilities.” He said that the Delhi government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal is committed to providing better facilities to every citizen of Delhi. Making Delhi's health infrastructure world-class and providing excellent health facilities to every citizen of Delhi has been our priority right from the very first day of coming to the government.

*4 new state-of-the-art hospitals in Delhi with the capacity of 3237 beds*

The Delhi Government is building 4 new hospitals with state-of-the-art facilities in Jwalapuri, Madipur, Hastasal and Siraspur. Of these, the 11-storey hospital at Siraspur will have the capacity of 1164 beds, while others will have the capacity of 691 beds each. Hospitals in Jwalapuri, Madipur and Hastsal will have 10 storey buildings each. Construction of these hospitals will be completed soon.

*7 new ICU hospitals across Delhi with the capacity of 6000+ beds*

To deal with the emergency and critical cases, the Delhi government is coming up with 7 new ICU hospitals across the capital. These hospitals will have a capacity of 6838 beds and will be semi-permanent. Under this project, the government will build a 4-story hospital in Shalimar Bagh with a capacity of 1430 beds, a 5-story hospital at Kirari with a capacity of 458 beds, a 4-story hospital at Sultanpuri with a capacity of 527 beds, a 5-story hospital at GTB complex with a capacity of 1912 beds. It is constructing a 5-story hospital with a capacity of 610 beds at Chacha Nehru Children's Hospital in Geeta Colony, a 5-story hospital with a capacity of 336 beds at Sarita Vihar and a 4-story hospital with a capacity of 1565 beds at Raghuveer Nagar.

*ICU hospital in Sarita Vihar to have state-of-the-art facilities*

It is to be noted that the new ICU hospital being built in Sarita vihar, with a capacity of 336 ICU beds, will have state-of-the-facilities including a waiting area with high capacity, registration room, electric room, staff room, emergency room, nurse station, fire control room on the first floor. It will also have the facility for CT scan, X-ray, diagnostic reception, pharmacy, ward area and mortuary. The second floor of the hospital will have a waiting area, pharmacy, cafeteria, HHU room, ward area, nurse station, etc. The third floor will have a scrubbing changing room, locker room, sample collection room, record room, cold storage room, lab, dining area for doctors and staff, blood bank, etc. The fourth floor will have OTs and HHU rooms etc. The hospital will have metal-insulated panels and glass walls. Movement in the patient corridor area will be through a double-door vestibule. The entry and exit of medical care staff and non-technical staff shall be separate from the entry point of patients. There will be a separate corridor for the movement of patients and medical care staff and a separate supply corridor.

*Kejriwal government to dedicate 12 new Mohalla Clinics in the service of the people, 52 more will be added soon*

In the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia also reviewed the progress of construction works of Mohalla Clinics. Officials said that 12 new Mohalla Clinics are ready in different areas of Delhi. The construction work of these Mohalla Clinics has been completed. Apart from this, the construction work of 52 Mohalla Clinics is going on in full swing. After the completion of their construction work, they will be dedicated to the service of the public. After the completion of their construction work, they will be dedicated to the service of the public. At the same time, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said that these clinics should be started at the earliest so that the general public can avail health facilities here.

*More than 70 thousand people are getting treatment daily in Mohalla clinics of the Kejriwal government*

Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said that more than 500 Mohalla Clinics have been set up by the Kejriwal government at various places in Delhi, where 70 thousand people get treatment every day. Here all types of primary health care services including 212 types of tests and all basic medicines (125 types of medicines) are provided free of cost to the people.

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*Chandini Chowk set for another round of revamp; Kejriwal Government to begin the second phase of redevelopment soon, Dy CM Manish Sisodia holds meeting with the officials

*In the second phase, focus will be laid on reviving and beautifying the historical architectural character of the buildings in the Chandni Chowk area- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*The government will ensure that a balance is maintained between historic and modern architectural designs and all the historical buildings are revived with their original features- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*Historical places across Delhi symbolize the country's evolution over a period of time and the Kejriwal government is determined to preserve all these places on priority- Dy CM Manish Sisodia

*Response of the public to the first phase of Chandni Chowk redevelopment was overwhelming; in the first phase, the government had focused on decongesting the area and landscaping to improve the shopping experience of the visitors

NEW DELHI:19.09.22-Historical places across Delhi symbolize the country's evolution over a period of time and the Delhi Government under the leadership of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal is determined to preserve all these places as a priority. In view of the same, the first phase of the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project was completed in 2021 and now the government is all set to begin with its second phase soon. The Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia held a meeting regarding the same with the officials of concerned departments on Monday and discussed the plan for the second phase.

Under the second phase of the redevelopment project, the government aims to revive and beautify the historical architectural character of the buildings in the Chandni Chowk area. This will be done by maintaining the balance between historic and modern architectural designs. The project includes conservation of heritage structures as per original material and construction techniques, structural retrofitting, restoration and unification of facade of heritage structures, colour and signage scheme for shops, lighting and facade illumination of shops and buildings, and interpretation of storyline of heritage structures on various spots by using plaques and QR codes to enhance the visitor experience.

While speaking about the project, Shri Manish Sisodia said, “The Delhi Government completed the first phase of the redevelopment of Chandni Chowk in 2021 and the response of the public to it was overwhelming. In the first phase, we focused on decongesting the area and landscaping to improve the shopping experience for the visitors. To further add to it, now the government will focus on reviving the architecture of historical buildings and shops in the area. This will enhance the look of Chandni Chowk and will provide a unique experience to the visitors.”

The Deputy Chief Minister added that in the present situation Chandni Chowk has a blend of historic and modern architecture buildings which have emerged over the years, as per the requirements of the locals in the area. But to provide a unified look to the market, these buildings require a facelift. He said that during the implementation of the redevelopment plan, officials will ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the owners of local shops and historical buildings.

Along with this, the government is also planning to revamp the roads of the Shahjahanabad area to provide a better shopping experience for visitors and a better opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of Delhi.

It is to be noted that in the first phase of redevelopment, the Delhi government revamped the 1.3 km stretch with red sandstone and granite pavement between the Red Fort and Fatehpuri Masjid. The landscaping of the 17th-century market was done and CCTVs were installed to ensure the safety of the visitors. In an attempt to make the market pedestrian-friendly, the stretch was declared a “no-traffic zone” for motorized vehicles between 9:00am and 9:00pm.

*How the Chandni Chowk will undergo second round of redevelopment*

-> Conservation of heritage structures as per original material and construction techniques
-> Structural retrofitting, restoration and unification of facade of heritage structures
-> Colour and signage scheme for shops
-> Lighting and facade illumination of shops and buildings
-> Interpretation of the storyline of heritage structures on various spots by using plaques and QR codes to enhance the visitor experience
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19TH SEPTEMBER 2022


*Delhi Government working on a blueprint to introduce kerbside charging for EVs on all major roads

*DDC Vice Chairperson Jasmine Shah convenes a high-level meeting to discuss the roll-out plan for setting up EV charging points on kerbsides of all PWD roads

*In the pilot phase, 100 kerbside charging points for EVs shall be installed under the aegis of DDC and DISCOMs will take the lead in implementation

*In 3 years, over 5000 kerbside charging points shall be installed on PWD roads

*As part of CM Arvind Kejriwal's vision of making Delhi the EV capital of India, Delhi has already installed over 2500 EV charging points - the highest in India: Jasmine Shah, DDC VC

*Delhi will take the lead in setting up kerbside charging facilities for EVs on all major roads: Jasmine Shah

NEW DELHI-19.09.22-Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDCD) Vice Chairperson Shri Jasmine Shah convened a meeting on the implementation of kerb side charging for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Delhi. Kerbside charging is an emerging concept globally wherein EVs can be charged while being parked on roadside kerbs itself using either street light lamp posts or through dedicated charging posts. The meeting was attended by officials from the Transport Department, Public Works Department, Delhi Transco Limited (DTL), BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), and TATA Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) were part of the meeting.


Shri Jasmine Shah also chairs the inter departmental working group for the accelerated roll-out of charging infrastructure in Delhi. Last month, the Delhi Government launched the 3 year action plan for charging and swapping infrastructure in Delhi which set a target of 18,000 charging points. A key strategy to achieve this target is to deploy kerb side charging which leverages the existing civic and electrical infrastructure in Delhi for the installation of charging points.

In the meeting it was decided that Kerb-side charging will leverage lamp posts and substation spaces which have or are close to sites of on-street parking. The process will start with a pilot for 100 kerb-side chargers spread equitably across all the three DISCOMs. The pilot will be designed under the aegis of DDC and DISCOMs will take the lead in installation of kerb-side chargers on PWD roads. PWD has 1,400 kms of roads in Delhi with approximately 1 lakh lamp posts. Post the pilot, the deployment will be scaled across the NCT of Delhi. The target is to have EV chargers on all major roads of Delhi. Kerb side charging will provide convenient options for the priority segment vehicle in which are two wheelers (2W) and three wheelers (3W). In addition, it will play an important role for Residential colonies which lack designated parking. It can also utilize the areas of Commercial markets and Govt offices with on street parking.

It was also noted that globally, kerb side charging has been successful in cities like London and New York where 30 to 50% of car users use street side parking during the night. More than 5,500 kerb side EV chargers have been installed in the UK with 80% of them being in London itself. New York has done similar pilot projects in the city. The concept was appreciated by the stakeholders in the meeting. The DISCOMS will identify the road stretches where this pilot can start with deployment of 100 EV chargers. Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) will be the state nodal agency of operationalising the complete pilot along with the State EV cell of the Transport department. Delhi govt is looking to install more than 5000 kerbside EV chargers in the next 3 years.

During the meeting, Shri Jasmine Shah said “As part of Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal's vision of making Delhi the EV capital of India, Delhi has already installed over 2500 EV charging points - the highest in India. This has happened on the back of several innovations. Similarly, Delhi will take the lead in setting up kerbside charging facilities for EVs on all major roads. Kerbside charging is another innovative concept that Delhi is bringing to provide 24x7 access of EV charging to 2W and 3W which have remained the priority segments for us."