New Delhi (Agencies): For economically weaker section in Delhi, the city government on Wednesday decided to build around 35,000 flats which are likely to be ready in two years.

After chairing a high-level meeting with officials of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board and Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Urban Development Minister A K Walia said the flats will be
constructed at Pooth Khurd, Tikri and Savda Ghevra areas.

Walia said that the flats will be constructed under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission at a cost of Rs 1,900 crore, adding "The three projects relating to construction of around 35,000 flats have been vetted by the HUDCO."

While DSIIDC will construct 18,760 flats at Pooth Khurd with an estimated cost of Rs 1020 crore, it will also build 8,600 flats at Tikri with an estimated cost of Rs 465 crore.

The DUSIB will take up construction of 8420 flats at Savda Ghevra-III with an estimated cost of Rs 419 crore, he said, adding the construction will be completed within 18 months after award of work.

He said the DSIIDC has already completed construction of 9,660 flats whereas another 4,144 will be ready by April. The DUSIB has assured that construction of 1,024 flats at Dwarka will be completed by April, 2011, he said.