PR No – 430
28th June, 2023
Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi in an event of PHDCCI dedicated to “New Master Plan Delhi 2041” assures clearing of the three garbage landfills within a span of 18 months and complete cleansing of Najafgarh Drain within the next 3 months
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry today at its headquarters in New Delhi hosted an interactive session on the New Master Plan Delhi 2041. The session aimed to provide a platform for stakeholders to understand and discuss the key features and implications of the New Master Plan Delhi 2041.
Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, graced the event with his presence and delivered an enlightening speech on the significance of the New Master Plan Delhi 2041. He informed the New Master Plan Delhi 2041 is a crucial roadmap for the future development of our city. It is imperative that we foster active participation and cooperation among citizens, industry, and stakeholders to ensure its success.
Our primary focus lies in infrastructural development, with a strong emphasis on preserving our rich heritage and revitalizing urban areas. Moreover, significant progress has been made in addressing the issue of Delhi’s garbage landfill during my tenure, particularly in utilizing components like RDF by industries such as cement and paper. We are also committed to reducing the culture of adhocism and have replaced around 17,000 temporary employees with permanent ones in the past year. Skill development remains a priority, with over 1 lakh gig workers trained and 2,600 workers trained in the past year. Furthermore, we have taken steps towards restoring the glory of the Yamuna River, with an 11km stretch already cleaned, and we have plans to establish the new Mehrauli archaeological park to preserve our city’s ancient heritage, he added.
While concluding his note Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi also assured clearing of the three garbage landfills within a span of 18 months and ensured the complete cleansing of Najafgarh Drain within the next 3 months for a cleaner and healthier Delhi.
Shri Subhasish Panda, IAS, Vice Chairman, Delhi Development informed The Delhi Development Authority has been at the forefront, trying to help and bring out a synergy between all the thought processes of the citizens and their aspirations and bringing them together as a master plan.
Shri Saket Dalmia, President of PHDCCI, expressed his gratitude to the Chief Guest for his presence at the event. He stated, the New Master Plan Delhi 2041 marks a crucial milestone in the development of our capital city. It envisions a sustainable and vibrant future for Delhi, focusing on infrastructure development, environmental conservation, and social inclusivity.
Further he added, there are so many grey lines as Delhi is a megacity and technology is creating different requirements due to the frequent change in behaviour of citizens, and we need to have a practical approach to all the burning issues
Shri Mukesh Gupta, Chair, Delhi & NCR Committee, PHDCCI, named the increased traffic, pollution, slums, and water logging as the major issues that need to be addressed. He said, “as the Master Plan has not been passed, there are several areas in Delhi where unauthorised construction takes place on agricultural land.”
Sanjeev Agrawal, Senior Vice President, PHDCCI informed The Samriddhi 2022–23 is a citizen-friendly initiative of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi that will provide the residents with a great deal of relief and encourage property owners to end the long-standing disputes.
Dr Pradeep Multani, Immediate Former President, PHDCCI deliberated that the Delhi Master Plan 2041 focuses on three principles: equity, inclusivity, and sustainability. Furthermore, it aims to provide Delhi with a better solution and physical infrastructure and address issues raised by unauthorised colonies.
Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks were given by Shri Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General, PHDCCI.
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry