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No approval needed for construction on plots up to 100 sq m, say civic bodies

Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: February 9, 2014 2:58 am

In a major relief to the small plot owners in the National Capital, the BJP-ruled municipal corporations on Saturday decided to waive the need to get building construction plans approved for plots up to 100 sq metres.

The decision was taken following a meeting of all municipal councillors of the BJP and those who contested on party ticket in all three corporations.

“The owners of plots up to 100 sqm will just have to give an affidavit to the corporation that they would follow all the municipal rules and they can carry on with the construction without any hindrance,” Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel said.

The meeting also deliberated on raising the issue of municipal councillors not being allowed to spend the money from the councillor fund in unauthorised colonies with the Lt-Governor.

“The Delhi government is stalling development work in unauthorised colonies by not allowing councillors to spend their funds in these colonies. If the councillors are not permitted to spend money, we will stage a dharna and even approach the High Court. We will also take up the issue with the L-G,” Goel said.

The meeting also discussed setting up a helpline in Delhi BJP office to monitor sanitation-related issues to help Delhi residents.

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