New Delhi, December 6
A vital Link road in South West Delhi’s Dwarka area, connecting Chhawla with Najafgarh, was formally inaugurated as “Nirmala Devi Marg” and dedicated to the public today by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh. The nearly 2 km road, serves as crucial by-pass link for the traffic moving from Southern Delhi towards Haryana and is known for famous “Nirmala Dham” located at its upper head, which was set up by popular social reformer and religious activist, Late Nirmala Devi.
On the occasion, while addressing a gathering of over 5,000 people at a function organised by “Sahaj-Yog”, which is a representative body of 125 countries, Dr Jitendra Singh said that construction of new roads and widening of the existing ones has always been a high priority for the NDA Government. He recalled that the “Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana” (PMGSY) was initiated by the Vajpayee led NDA regime when, at least 10 km of road was getting constructed, on an average, each day, but the scheme went into back – burner during the next 10 years of UPA rule. Responding to a demand by local people, Dr Jitendra Singh said, he will pursue the proposal for the widening of the existing bridge on the “Nirmala Devi Marg” and would also take up the case of other roads in the locality. Appreciating the various public activities undertaken by “Sahaj-Yog”, Dr Jitendra Singh offered to hold a Diabetes-cum-health awareness camp under the aegis of the organisation. He also mentioned that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had started regular daily Yoga session for its officials and their families from April this year.