Delhi Govt for Relaxing Norms for Unauthorised Areas
Delhi Urban Development Minister A K Walia conveyed the request during a meeting with Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath this evening.
Walia specifically requested Nath to help Delhi government in regularisation of such colonies which were given clearances by various government departments and agencies.
The meeting came a day after CM Sheila Dikshit ordered speeding up of development works in such colonies.
Lack of developmental work in unauthorised colonies, which have been home to around 60 lakh people, was cited as a major reason for Congress’ defeat in the civic polls recently.
Delhi government had issued provisional regularisation certificates (PRCs) to over 1,200 unauthorised colonies ahead of assembly polls in 2008.
The then government, while distributing certificates, had promised to regularise the colonies if Congress came to power for third term. However, not a colony has been regularised so far.