New Delhi: Delhi government Thursday decided to allow with immediate effect sale and purchase of properties in 312 unauthorised colonies which came up on private land and were regularised in September last year.
"The government has granted permission for sale and purchase of properties on private khasra land in 312 regularised colonies," Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said.
Out of 895 colonies which were regularised last year, 312 settlements are on private land, while the remaining colonies came up on government land.
The decision to allow sale and purchase of properties will bring relief to lakhs of residents of the colonies as government had earlier restricted sale and purchase in the settlements after the issuance of provisional regularisation certificates in 2008.
"Delhi Government has fulfilled its promise in respect of allowing sale and purchase of properties in the 312 colonies. The permission has been granted with immediate effect," Lovely said.
Officials, meanwhile, said the government decision is likely to trigger rise in property prices in these colonies.
The Delhi government has completed all formalities for allowing sale and purchase of properties in these settlements after getting an approval from Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna in this regard, they said.
The city government had issued provisional regularisation certificates to over 1,639 unauthorised colonies ahead of the 2008 Assembly elections.
The then Dikshit government, while distributing the certificates, had promised to regularise the colonies if Congress party comes to power for the third term.
Lovely said permission for registration in rest of the colonies, like colonies developed on Gram Sabha land or colonies situated partially or fully on government land, would also be granted soon.
He said the Revenue department has been working to issue detailed land status details of unauthorised colonies.