Unauthorised colonies on govt land in Delhi to get basic amenities
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Last Updated: Monday, January 24, 2011, 16:19
New Delhi: Unauthorised colonies on government land in the national capital will be provided basic civic amenities like water and sanitation services from now on.

The Delhi Cabinet Monday approved a proposal giving permission for provision of water, sewerage and sanitation facilities in such colonies. The government move will benefit over 500 unauthorised colonies.

"The unauthorised colonies on government land, which were not getting such basic facilities till now, will be given these amenities from now on," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told reporters after the Cabinet meeting chaired by her.

So far, construction of roads and drains were allowed in unauthorised colonies located on private land.

Asked about regularisation of more unauthorised colonies, she said a list of 100 colonies had been sent to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for preparing layout plans but the civic body is yet to get back.

Meanwhile, to a question about theft of various street furniture like steel garbage bins and flyover panels installed for the Commonwealth Games, the Chief Minister said, "We want to make Delhi a beautiful city but that is not possible without the cooperation of people. I appeal to citizens to help us in preventing such things."


First Published: Monday, January 24, 2011, 16:19

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