New Delhi: Delhi Government on Wednesday said sale and purchase of properties in 320 unauthorised colonies, which came up on private land and were regularised earlier this month, will be allowed within a day or two.
The decision was taken at the first meeting of the Task Force which was constituted to address various issues relating to the unauthorised colonies.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who chaired the meeting, said the orders for opening registration of properties as well as their sale and purchase in the 320 colonies will be issued in day are two.
Out of 895 colonies which were regularised on September 5, 320 settlements are on private land while remaining colonies came up on government land.
The decision to allow sale and purchase will bring relief to lakhs of residents of the colonies as government had restricted sale and purchase in the settlements after issuance of provisional regularisation certificates in 2008.
Officials said Dikshit instructed the task force to work hard in expediting regularisation of remaining unauthorised colonies.
"It was decided that colonies which came up on gram sabha land will be processed expeditiously for regularisation. Registration of properties as well as their sale and purchase will also be allowed in thses colonies soon," they said.
The oficials said government plans to regularise the remaining colonies by January 2013.
Officials said allowing sale and purchase in colonies which came up in government land will take time.
The Chief Minister also instructed the municipal corporations to finalise the lay out plans for each of the 895 regularised colonies by December 31, 2012.
She also directed the municipal bodies to engage specialised agencies for the purpose and told them that the expenses for engaging such agencies will be borne by the Government.
The Chief Minister also asked the municipal corporations to improve sanitation and cleanliness in all 895 colonies.
The Delhi government had issued provisional regularisation certificates to over 1,639 unauthorised colonies ahead of assembly polls in 2008. The then Dikshit government, while distributing the certificates, had promised to regularise the colonies if Congress came to power for the third term.
First Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 21:05