New Delhi: The Government on Wednesday said it was
hopeful of finding a permanent solution to the problem of
sealing in Delhi by next year by framing new laws and
Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy said the
National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions)
Second Bill passed in the Lok Sabha seeks to extend till
December 31, 2010, the special provisions made in view of
sealing of commercial premises in unauthorised colonies.
"The Bill will provide relief to people of Delhi for one
more year beginning January 1, 2010. By that time we will make
some policies and laws to find a permanent solution to the
problem," Reddy told reporters outside Parliament.
The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special
Provisions) Second Bill was passed in Lok Sabha today.
The previous bill was enacted in March 2009 and provided
protection to encroachment or unauthorised development in
various categories till December 2009.
Reddy said he was grateful to opposition parties for
agreeing to pass the Bill to provide relief to the city.