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Speed up regularisation of colonies: Dikshit tells authorities

Sheila Dikshit issued direction to speed up regularization of over 1,600 unauthorized colonies.

Updated: Jan 05, 2011, 22:44 PM IST

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
today issued direction to speed up regularization of over
1,600 unauthorized colonies which were given provisional
regularization certificates in 2008 by the city government.

Dikshit, chairing a meeting to review developmental
works in these colonies, said the process to regularise them
should be completed as soon as possible.

She said regularisation of the colonies will enable
the residents of unauthorised colonies to get all such
benefits and basic amenities available in any other developed
colonies.

In the meeting, Finance Minister A K Walia said 733
colonies have got no objection certificates from all the
concerned agencies and these colonies can be regularised at
the earliest.

The Chief Minister told MCD to submit final layout
plans in respect of these 733 colonies so that they can be
regularized. Top MCD officials said the agency will be able to
submit layout plans in respect of at least 100 colonies within
next fortnight.

Dikshit told the meeting that the process of declaring
the remaining colonies may be taken up in a phased manner on
submission of layout plans by the MCD.

The meeting was also attended by Development Minsiter
Raj Kumar Chauhan, Development Commissioner D M Spolia, DJB
CEO Ramesh Negi, MCD Commissioner K S Mehra and Environment
Secretary Dharmendra.

The meeting decided to commence developmental works in
all those colonies also which were not given clearance by
Archeological Survey of India and Forest department.

"We have decided to commence work in undisputed
portions of those colonies," a senior official said. Further
the meeting decided to constitute a coordination committee for
each of the colonies.

The ASI and Forest department have been asked to
submit a report to Urban Development department regarding
colonies located on forest land and the land falling within
the limit of protected monuments.

The UD department had forwarded applications of 1639
unauthorized colonies to MCD, DDA, ASI, Forest Department and
Revenue department for scrutiny and verification.

Various agencies are workin on basic infrastructure
like roads and drains, water supply, sewerage, sanitation,
electrification and street lighting in thses colonies.

Officials said construction of roads and drains has
been completed in 1033 colonies whereas water lines have been
laid in 726 colonies and sewer lines in 98 colonies. Street
lighting has been provided in 1250 unauthorised colonies.

PTI