South Delhi MLA Kiran Walia’s report card

Here is review of the project undertaken by Walia’s MLALAD funds


Neha Sethi | December 10, 2010

The decorative pole at the turn of block D and E in Haus Khaz
The decorative pole at the turn of block D and E in Haus Khaz

Kiran Walia is a Congress MLA from Malviya Nagar constituency in south Delhi district. She has been an MLA since 1999 and has won three elections. At present she is the minister of health and family welfare, women and child development and languages, government of NCT of Delhi.

She has used part of her MLA local area development fund in installing decorative pole lights, flood lights and decorative light fittings in the area of her constituency since 2004.

Here we take a look at a particular project which began last year and involved installing a specific number of lights.


Project: Installation of decorative light poles and flood lights

Date of commencement: June 25, 2009

Status: Ongoing

Cost: Rs 36.25 lakh

Executing agency: BSES (Bombay Suburban Electric Supply)


With a budget of Rs 36.25 lakh, four decorative poles with flood lights were to be installed at a cost of around Rs 3.19 lakh. Three of the four have been installed. Eight of the 20 decorative poles have been installed at a cost of Rs 11, 28, 261. And 165 decorative fittings have been completed at a cost of around Rs 15 lakh.

We went to the E block main market of Haus Khaz where these decorative poles have been installed.

Ram Swaroop, a presswallah who has been in the area for 50 years now said that the light installed right at the turn of E block main market has definitely made life easy for him. “It serves the purpose since it is installed at a turn and a lot of girls pass from this road,” he said.

The decorative poles have a board which says ‘Prof Kiran Walia’ on them to distinguish them from the other light poles that have been installed. Kamla Chopra, resident of D-52, Haus Khaz says that the light pole installed in their lane helps at night as it reduces the risk of snatchings etc.



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