If you live in unauthorized colonies then certainly this news is not a good one for you. Acting on a PIL, the Delhi High Court has issued notice to Central and the Delhi Government restraining the AAP Government from regularizing any unauthorized colony with illegal structures and buildings in the city.
In other sense this could be good news as the Government has been asked to frame a holistic policy before taking any step.
In his plea, advocate Arpit Bhargava said: “Delhi Government in the process of regularising unauthorised colonies in Delhi. It is apparent that the process of regularisation has picked up in recent past due to vested interests.
“Large scale regularisation of unauthorised colonies is being sought to be done by Delhi government in complete disregard to the fundamental rights of the citizens specially when Delhi lies in seismic zone IV and it is these unauthorised colonies which pose a serious threat to the life of the residents of such colonies as well as entire Delhi.
“A list of such unauthorised colonies wanting to be regularised is prepared without taking into account the ground reality by the government authorities.”
“It is unfortunate that the entire Delhi is being engulfed into a burning flame by the government and other authorities by blatantly violating the National Building Code as well as building byelaws and such other laws in this regard since admittedly there are about 1,700 such unauthoridlsed colonies,” said the PIL.