Centre to help regularise colonies, says Babul Supriyo

The Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo has said the entire process of regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi is to be co-ordinated and supervised by the Delhi Government.

Replying to a question in Parliament, Supriyo said as the Master Plan and Zonal Development Plan for Delhi were being prepared by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The government had directed the DDA to expedite the regularisation process of unauthorised colonies. The DDA had marked Master Plan and a Zonal Development Plan for roads that had been submitted to the Delhi government, the minister said.

The guidelines, issued recently by the Delhi Government for development work in 895 unauthorised colonies, said the development work would be done relying on maps delineated by the Survey of India and satellite maps prepared showing the built-up position of more than 50 per cent.

The guidelines also said development work would be carried out leaving out forest areas earmarked on the satellite maps. The government would also leave the areas that come under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). In the vicinity of ASI monuments, the development work would be done after getting permission from the authorities concerned.

The development work will be carried out leaving out areas having DDA hindrances and the land fenced by the DDA. During the development work, the government will construct roads, pavements, storm water drains, installation of streetlights and installation of sewerage and water supply lines.

The guidelines said that the Delhi Jal Board would provide a list of unauthorised colonies giving status of water and sewerage works already executed and planned to be undertaken in the next three years so that the departments concerned could plan their works of development of pavements accordingly.

Executing agencies will furnish progress reports and utilisation certificates to the Urban Development Department, the Planning Department and the Finance Department of the Delhi Government on a monthly basis.

Drains in general should not be covered. In case of specific requirement, it would be covered only with perforated cemented slabs of adequate size and strength. The MLA Local Area Development fund scheme would be applicable in regularised colonies for all works covered under the scheme, the guidelines said.

Source: Tribune News Service

Dated: December 19, 2015

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