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Delhi govt to answer all queries raised by Centre on ownership rights of unauthorised colony residents

NEW DELHI: After the direction from the CM, all departments started working on the queries raised by the Centre on the matter of giving property rights to the people of unauthorised colonies. According to the sources, the Delhi government will also review the budget allocation on the project. "The government will ensure everything we need to do to give the rights to the people of unauthorised colonies," said a leader.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has directed his ministers to immediately accept all conditions in the Centre's communication to the Delhi government for regularisation of unauthorised colonies, sources said on Monday. The direction was given at a meeting of all ministers on Saturday, where Arvind Kejriwal reviewed for over four hours every point regarding regularisation of unauthorised colonies. The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) government had last week released Rs 500 crore for development works in these colonies.

Kejriwal had earlier this month announced that residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi would soon have ownership rights of their houses and claimed that the Centre has agreed to the AAP government's proposal in this regard. "It is not the time for blame game. Even a minute's delay will not be tolerated. It has been decades that residents of unauthorised colonies have been waiting to lead their lives with dignity. We have to cooperate with the Central government on this very important issue to every extent possible," said a leader. Following the review of the entire regularisation process, Arvind Kejriwal has consulted technical experts over the issue, sources said. Experts' views will be considered while finalising the Delhi government response to the Centre for regularisation of unauthorised colonies, a source also said.

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