Regularising unauthorised colonies in Delhi ready: CM

Regularising unauthorised colonies in Delhi ready: CM

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New Delhi, Jul 24 : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the proposal to regularise the 1797 unauthorised colonies in Delhi is ready, and the time is not far when the residents of these areas will get a dignified life and their due rights.
Addressing the mediapersons, Mr Kejriwal said,'We agree to all the conditions of the Union government. Right now our only aim is to provide the residents of unauthorised colonies with the registry of their properties. I won't rest till this is done. We are working hard to provide all unauthorised colonies of Delhi with roads, drains, sewer and water.'
'I am extremely happy that Centre has taken a decision to regularise the unauthorised colonies of Delhi. The proposal is ready for the same. Centre is also showing that it is ready to implement it soon; we are also ready to get it done as soon as possible. The time is not far when the residents of the unauthorised colonies will get a dignified life and their due rights,' he said.

'Residents will have to pay stamp duty for only the last transaction even if the ownership of a property in an unauthorised colony has transferred multiple times,' he said.

'I have learnt that the union minister, Hardeep Puri, has said that the process will be initiated in a month, following which the DDA will do a mapping exercise in another three months. I urge the Centre to not wait for the mapping exercise and start the process at the earliest. Delhi government has satellite maps which can be provided to the Centre. The DDA can invest its own time on the exercise and submit maps later,' he said.

'The Centre’s proposal suggests that the regularisation exercise will be carried out in two phases. In the first phase will include the 1797 unauthorised colonies. For the second phase, the Delhi government has to see if more unauthorised colonies have emerged with time but did not make it in the list. It has to do a fair assessment of that,' the CM said.

"For this exercise, the Centre classified type of land under three categories - government land, farmland and private land," Kejriwal said. (UNI)