The Delhi government will build 12,748 new rooms including around 10,000 classrooms in its schools in the next one and half years, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today.
The entire project will incur a cost of around Rs. 2,892 crore. The cabinet sanctioned construction of a total 12,748 rooms in Delhi government schools, including 9,981 classrooms, 106 multipurpose halls and 328 laboratories. It also includes 204 libraries, principal, vice principal and staff rooms, as well as 1,067 toilet blocks, stated the Delhi government’s official communiqué released today.
Construction of these rooms will incur an estimated cost of Rs. 2,892.65 crore. This will include Rs 1,300 crore in the current financial year and Rs 1,562.65 crore during 2019-20 fiscal, Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said.
He said the Delhi government wants to develop capacity of the schools run by it and the municipal corporations to facilitate accommodating at least 44 lakh children there. Since coming to power in 2015, the AAP government has built over 8,000 rooms in its schools and with the construction of new rooms, the total number will cross 20,000, the deputy chief minister added.