Approval for 900 illegal colonies in Delhi from month-end

1,600 unauthorised colonies in Delhi; colonies on pvt land can be regularised immediately.

Written by Ruhi Bhasin | New Delhi | Published: July 13, 2012 2:00 am

The process of regularising as many as 900 unauthorised colonies is expected to begin by the end of this month,Delhi Urban Development and Revenue Minister A K Walia said on Thursday.

The boundaries of these 900 colonies have been earmarked by the Survey of India,and the details have been handed over to the deputy commissioners (Revenue) to ascertain if the colonies are on private or government land.

The move is being seen as Congress-led government’s effort to secure its votebank in the run up to the Assembly elections,scheduled next year.

“Of the 900 colonies,those on private land will be regularised immediately after the reports are tabled by the DCs. The reports are likely to come by July 25,’’ said Walia.

There are 1,600-odd unauthorised colonies,which are awaiting regularisation by the government. The colonies on government land will be regularised after payment of charges,said government officials.

“All such colonies will have to pay development charges. The Survey of India had submitted maps of 900 colonies,with their boundaries clearly marked. These maps have been given to DCs,who will study each khasra of these colonies and ascertain from their records if they are on private or government land,’’ said Walia.

The 900 colonies include Krishnapuri,Mandawali Fazalpur,Shiv Vihar Phase-VII,Karawal Nagar Mithapur Extension in Badarpur,Govind Vihar and Pratap Nagar.

The maps of colonies on private land will be given to Municipal Corporation of Delhi to make the layout plan for these colonies. Delhi Development Authority will then be asked to carry out land use change for these colonies.

“This will form Phase-I of the entire process,’’ said a government official. Of the 1,600-odd unauthorised colonies,many did not make it to the shortlist as they have yet to get clearance from the Forest department,Archaeological Survey of India,etc.

The Urban Development department has resolved the cases of 98 unauthorised colonies,which had multiple RWAs.

“We have been considering the cases of these colonies and took up the issue with the Department of Forest,ASI and Revenue department. These colonies have become eligible for development work as required clearances have been received. These include colonies like Badarpur,Sant Nagar,Burari and Vinoba Enclave,” said Walia.

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