No illegal colony to be demolished: Delhi govt
OT, July 4, 2012 06:07 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/New Delhi
The good news for residents of unauthorized colonies is that the Delhi government has made it crystal clear that it is in no mood to demolish any illegal colony in the national capital. Even those constructed on the forest area or over government land will not be touched, claimed the city government that is headed by Sheila Dikshit of the Congress party.
Since the rout in the trifurcated municipal corporation of Delhi election, chief minister Dikshit has shown a lot of interest in regularizing the unauthorized colonies. Time and again she has told reporters and concerned Urban Development department of expedite regularization process.
Also, she has promised residents that there will be no shortage of funds in unleashing developmental work in unauthorized colonies.
It appears that the Congress government of Delhi is seriously taking up the regularization of unauthorized colonies. The government has no other option left to come back to power in the Assembly election to be held in more than a year time.
A few days ago in a high-level meeting in which Urban Development department officials, several Congress MLAs, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and senior officials of other departments, participated, regularization issue of 1,639 colonies were taken up for discussion.
It is understood that officials highlighted cases of some 157 unauthorized colonies that are having difficulties in getting no objection certificates. PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, Urban Development Minister Ashok Kumar Walia and others were also present in the meeting.
With the CM personally monitoring the regularization of unauthorized colonies, chances are high that most of them will get approval.
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