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Law for unauthorised colonies in Delhi soon: PM

Law for unauthorised colonies in Delhi soon: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured a delegation of over 200 people, including BJP MPs from Delhi, that a law would be enacted by Parliament to grant ownership rights to the residents of unauthorised colonies in the national capital.

Separately, at an event, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the registration of properties in unauthorised colonies would start in 7-10 days.

The Union Cabinet last month approved a proposal to grant ownership rights to people living in 1,797 unauthorised colonies in Delhi, a move likely to benefit nearly 40 lakh people in the city.

The delegation which met the prime minister at his residence on Friday included residents of unauthorised colonies, activists who had been waging a struggle for such rights, and BJP lawmakers from Delhi. The members thanked PM Modi for the decision on providing ownership rights. The meeting was telecast live on the Facebook page of BJP's Delhi unit.

"A law will be passed in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament," Modi told the delegation. MPost

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