Speed up development in unauthorised colonies: Dikshit
New Delhi: Delhi Chief minister Sheila Dikshit today ordered speeding up of development works in unauthorised colonies which were given clearences by various concerned agencies for regularisation.
Chairing a high-level meeting, Dikshit directed various agencies involved in infrastructure building to take up developmental works in the unauthorised colonies expeditiously.
Lack of developmental works in unauthorised colonies -- which have been home to around 60 lakh people -- was cited as a major reason for Congress` defeat in the municipal polls in the city last month.
The assembly elections in Delhi are scheduled for next year and Congress MLAs have been pressing for carrying out development works in these colonies which constitute a major vote bank.
Delhi government had issued provisional regularisation certificates (PRCs) to over 1,200 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. However, not a single colony has been regularised so far.
The process slowed down considerably last year following allegations that some "non-existent" as well as "ineligible" colonies were given provisional regularisation certificates flouting norms.
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