Lt Gov`s direction to MCD on unauthorised colonies

In a major relief to occupants of over 1,600 unauthorised colonies, Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna on Tuesday directed MCD not to levy any house tax on them till all basic amenities are provided in these colonies.

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 22:24 PM IST

New Delhi: In a major relief to occupants
of over 1,600 unauthorised colonies, Lt Governor Tejinder
Khanna on Tuesday directed MCD not to levy any house tax on them
till all basic amenities are provided in these colonies.

Khanna`s instruction came after a Congress delegation
led by DPCC president called on him demanding review of the
decision as the unauthorised colonies do not have any basic
amenities.

"The Lt Governor immediately directed MCD not to
collect any house tax from the unauthorised colonies till they
are provided with all the basic amenities," said Aggarwal.

Criticising the BJP-ruled MCD`s decision to impose
house tax on unauthorised colonies, Aggarwal said the civic
body has no right to such tax till all the amenities like
water supply, power connection, drainage and healthcare
facilities are provided to them.

"The decision will benefit over 50 lakh occupants of
the unauthorised colonies," Khanna said.

MCD Commissioner KS Mehra was present during
Khann`s meeting with Congress delegation which included West
Delhi MP Mahabal Mishra, South Delhi MP Ramesh Kumar and many
other office bearers of DPCC.

PTI