Delhi Govt. clears proposals worth ₹1,500 crore to boost health and transport infra

The Delhi Cabinet, in a gathering chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday, gave its nod to two vital proposals with a price range of over ₹1,500 crore for the Capital’s health sector.

The Delhi Government’s ‘Emergency COVID Response Package’ (ECRP) shall be spent on additional enhancing testing and labs, procuring provides, mobilising further human sources, rising health amenities in hospitals and managing Covid Care Centres amongst others.

“As a responsible Government, we are taking all measures and steps necessary in this fight against COVID-19. In view of the advent of a possible wave, the Delhi Government is trying its best to strengthen its health systems and preparedness at every level,” Mr. Kejriwal stated.

According to the Government, the State ECRP will permit expenditure on all the long run and brief time period actions to handle COVID-19 in Delhi as per the plans and insurance policies of the Delhi Government. The Government stated it has allotted ₹1,544 crore for the State ECRP for the fiscal yr 2021-22.

Of the whole price range, ₹415 crore shall be used for bettering COVID-19 testing and labs, ₹445 crore for procurement of provides, ₹280 crore to bolster health amenities and hospitals, and ₹125 crore for administration of Covid care centres. The metropolis’s ICU-bed capability shall be elevated to 17,000 by including 6,386 beds in seven hospitals.

The Cabinet additionally authorized the induction of 190 low-floor CNG propelled air-conditioned buses below its Cluster scheme.

The tender for Cluster 16 CLF, which incorporates 350 buses, was floated twice however solely a single bid was acquired on each events and due to this fact, the tenders have been cancelled. It was then determined to break up the tender having Cluster-ID 16A CLF and 16B CLF with 160 and 190 buses respectively.

The Delhi Government at present operates 3,033 non-AC and AC buses below the Cluster scheme. Earlier this yr, the Cabinet had additionally authorized the proposal for the award of contract to 160 buses. With the addition of those 190 buses, the whole variety of cluster buses will attain 3,383 and the whole bus fleet in Delhi will attain an all-time excessive of seven,140, the Government acknowledged.

These new low-floor CNG AC Buses could be absolutely compliant with BS-VI emission requirements and geared up with state-of-the-art amenities like real-time passenger info system, CCTVs, panic buttons, GPS and different amenities, in addition to being differently-abled pleasant.

The transport division will incur an estimated quantity of ₹1,259 crore on the viability hole funding for 10 years on the prevailing fare construction with the engagement of 190 buses below Cluster Number 16B CLF. The buses will begin arriving subsequent yr.

Special Correspondent , 2021-11-06 02:44:35

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