“We have cleared the file of zonal boundaries, which was sent to the L-G for his approval two days back,” Mr Jain said.
New Delhi: With the city getting a new Keshavpuram zone, lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday approved redrawing of zonal boundaries under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. According to the decision, City and Sadar-Paharganj zones of the civic body have been merged into a single entity — City Zone. “Approved creation of new Keshavpuram Zone and merging of City & Sadar-Paharganj zones in North MCD. Restructuring should enhance efficiency,” the L-G tweeted.
Later, Delhi urban development Minister Satyendar Jain said a notification with regard to the redrawing of the zonal boundaries will be issued in “next few days”. “We have cleared the file of zonal boundaries, which was sent to the L-G for his approval two days back,” Mr Jain said.
The move comes two days after North Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Preety Agarwal threatened that BJP councillors of the civic body will gherao the residence of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on August 16 if the city government does not notify the new zonal boundaries.
Meanwhile, Ms Agarwal has expressed gratitude to the Delhi lieutenant-governor and the Delhi government, especially for approval of the new municipal zonal boundaries as proposed by the NDMC. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has a total of 104 wards spread over six zones. Before the redrawing the zones were — Rohini, Civil Lines, City, Sadar Paharganj, Narela and Karol Bagh. So, after redrawing the total number of zones would remain the same.
Ms Agarwal said as per the new municipal zonal boundaries the new Keshavpuram Zone will have 18 wards, Karol Bagh 13; Narela 16; City and Sadar Paharaganj 13; Rohini Zone 26, and 18 wards in Civil Lines Zone. She said with the official notification, the standing committee and statutory committees can be constituted so that vital decisions with regard to development work may be taken.