Residents of illegal colonies to bag possession rights: Delhi CM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday that residents of 1,797 unauthorised colonies of Delhi will soon get ownership rights to their properties. The bonanza comes a few months before assembly elections in Delhi and two days after the Union housing and urban affairs ministry circulated a Cabinet proposal for formulating a…

Residents of illegal colonies to bag possession rights: Delhi CM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief minister

Arvind Kejriwal

announced on Thursday that residents of 1,797 unauthorised colonies of Delhi will quickly bag possession rights to their properties. The bonanza comes a pair of months forward of assembly elections in Delhi and two days after the Union housing and urban affairs ministry circulated a Cupboard proposal for formulating a framework for the exercise.

The deadline for regularisation of those colonies is January 1, 2015, as mutually agreed upon by the Centre and Delhi executive, said urban building minister Satyendar Jain.

The political significance of this transfer turns into obtrusive when one considers the fact that about 50 lakh other folks are estimated to be dwelling in these colonies today time. The figure used to be perfect over two lakhs in 1962. At the present time, this mountainous population is a vote bank all political occasions desire to woo.


Addressing newshounds, Kejriwal said: “The day old to this, the central executive has given us a extraordinarily sure feedback. They’re willing to accept our proposal.” The Delhi cabinet had cleared the proposal to regularise 1,797 colonies on November 2, 2015 and sent it to the Centre on November 12.

Congratulating the residents of those colonies, Kejriwal said: “You’re going to quickly change into owners of your properties… Preparations to initiating up registration bear started.” He thanked the Centre on behalf of the opposite folks of Delhi.

Sources said that three affluent unauthorised colonies — Sainik Farms, Mahendru Enclave and Anant Ram Dairy — will no longer bag the ideal thing about the executive’s determination. Also, no land rights will be conferred in colonies that bear plot up on wooded arena land, the Ridge,

Yamuna

floodplains and throughout the restricted location round ASI monuments.

A committee, headed by lieutenant governor

Anil Baijal

, had submitted a file in June this 365 days recommending the procedures and the payment that residents would must pay for getting the possession rights. The panel had also laid down the steps that Delhi executive’s earnings department and other businesses necessary to favor. The Centre had attach up the committee by a Cupboard determination on March 7.

“A protracted-standing dream of the opposite folks dwelling in unauthorized colonies is going to be fulfilled quickly,” the executive minister said. “Till now, all central and screech governments had betrayed the opposite folks dwelling there. Sooner than every election, they would promise regularisation however would no longer fulfil the promise. We started working on this promise perfect from day one.”

“The Centre has sent some technical questions about the proposal. I in actuality bear directed all senior officers to straight away put collectively responses to the pleasure of the central executive throughout the next two-three days,” added Kejriwal.

The chief minister has directed the earnings department to initiating up preparations for facilitation of large-scale registration for which camps will be attach up. Sources said the residents must pay a nominal quantity, which can additionally very smartly be between 1-2% of the circle rate, reckoning on the situation of the situation, as a one-time rate.

Kejriwal said, attributable to their illegal arena, these colonies were denied building work and even the fundamental facilities.

“There were no roads, drains, sewers, water pipelines, and so on. As quickly as our executive came to vitality in Delhi, we started building work in these colonies on a war footing,” he said.

In the 2019-20 budget, the AAP executive had earmarked Rs 1,500 crore for finishing up building work in these colonies. “The Delhi executive is spending Rs 3,500 crore on construction of roads and lanes and Rs 2,500 crore on laying of water and sewer pipelines in these colonies. In complete, an unheard of Rs 6,000 crore has been invested in building work in these colonies,” Kejriwal acknowledged.

Curiously, the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress executive had also made regularisation of illegal colonies a main ballotplank and even distributed provisional regularisation certificates to about 1,200 colonies forward of the 2008 Delhi assembly polls however nothing materialised after that. The Congress executive had also spent about Rs 542 crore on providing frequent services such as water, drainage and roads in these colonies between 2007 and 2012.


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