Wakf Board to get 123 plots in capital’s prime locations

The decision will enable the Wakf Board to take a call on the properties, including whether to sell them.

New Delhi | Published: March 3, 2014 12:52:39 am

The government on Sunday approved the denotification of 123 properties in Delhi under the control of the Land and Development Office (L&DO) to enable their title to be transferred to the Delhi Wakf Board.

The decision will enable the Wakf Board to take a call on the properties, including whether to sell them. The properties are spread over prime locations in the capital.

“The Cabinet has approved the denotification of 123 properties in Delhi under the control of the L&DO and the Delhi Development Authority, allowing the title to revert to the Delhi Wakf Board,” Manish Tewari, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, said.

At present, about 60 of these 123 properties are owned by the L&DO under the Urban Development ministry, while the rest lie with the DDA.

The Minority Affairs Ministry had set up a committee of experts under the Central Wakf Council to evaluate the proposal. The expert committee backed the proposal.

Most properties are located in and around Connaught Place, Mathura Road, Lodhi Road, Man Singh Road, Pandara Road, Ashoka Road, Janpath, Parliament House, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, Daryaganj and Jangpura.

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