Lok Sabha passes bill protecting Delhi unauthorised constructions

Lok Sabha passes bill protecting Delhi unauthorised constructions

The Lok Sabha Tuesday passed a bill to extend protection to unauthorized constructions in the national capital till 2017.

Passed by voice vote, the amendment to the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011, seeks to maintain the status quo with respect to encroachment or unauthorized development or construction from various dates.

Protection has also been provided against punitive action by any local authority.

The bill had been first introduced by the UPA government to ensure that no action would be taken till Dec 31, 2014 with respect to encroachment or unauthorized developments.

The current bill extends this deadline to Dec 31, 2017.

The Lok Sabha also adopted an amendment in the bill to extend the cover of no punitive action against unauthorized constructions from 2007 to June 1, 2014.

The appeal for this amendment had been made by all seven Bharatiya Janata Party MPs of the capital while participating in the debate.

“Constructions made till June, 1 2014, will be protected and legalized,” Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said in his reply to the debate.

Participating in the discussion, Congress MP Deepender Hooda said the Delhi masterplan cannot be seen in isolation and should include NCR regions of Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad.

He said that a unified NCR masterplan should be made giving the NCR board the implementation powers.

Indian National Lok Dal MP Dushyant Chautala said that the Delhi masterplan should now be taken ahead and instead of horizontal growth, focus should be on vertical growth.

Naidu told the house that he will make sure that he doesn’t have to come back seeking an further extension to this bill and a comprehensive masterplan of the national capital was formulated soon.

Source: Business Standard
Dated: 16th December 2014

Category : MPD-2021 News



December 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Delhi is fast becoming “slum capital of the world” , already we have the largest slum in Asia – Sangam Vihar, housing approximately 50 lakh + people in shanties like houses, people almost piling atop each other ….

Even almost all so called “posh” colonies also have jhuggies surrounding them / amongst them….

Very soon, the next generation will bear the brunt of few resources and too many people in Delhi ….. It will simply be survival of the fittest – the very “jungle raj” that Honble’ bench of Delhi High Court observed…..

S Chand

December 18, 2014 at 6:32 pm

At the fag end of its tenure the last government started a review of Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2021. Nothing substantial resulted. It was an exercise to buy time for politicians and bureaucrats to make their land holdings safe and to get votes in the elections that were to follow. Now Mr Naidu has also come up with the idea of formulating a ‘comprehensive master plan for the National Capital! These interested persons are only playing musical chairs; Delhi will continue its march towards the most polluted, ill-planned and expensive city in the world whereas Gurgaon, Gaziabad, NOIDA, Kundli etc. on its periphery are developing fast.
Has any study been carried out to ascertain the reasons for this situation for any corrective steps? The culprits are:
a)DDA which is a highly profit oriented organization, has a monopoly on land, construction and sale of properties with no accountability as in the case of CWG village scam or the undue but planned delay of Rohini Sectors 34-37 as early execution would render many jobless.
b) Due to profiteering by DDA the land prices and housing has gone up many fold.
c) The matter of Development of Delhi being controlled by the Center and persons who have no knowledge at all of the ground realities.
The Govt. of NCT of Delhi must control all development through the corporations in the same manner as redevelopment is being controlled by the Municipal Corporations. All of Delhi has already been declared urbanizabel. Hence circle rates should be revised accordingly and Govt. of NCT should recover all stamp duties (amounting to several lac crores)which should be more than enough to develop Delhi quickly in to a truly international city.

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