Delhi govt to ask LG to hand over Kathputli Colony devp
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government is mulling requesting Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to hand over Kathputli Colony in the national Capital to the city government-administered Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), for rehabilitation of the colony's displaced residents, informed sources said.
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), of which Baijal is the Chairman, had demolished the colony in October 2017, for redevelopment and the incident triggered violence. DDA had handed over rehabilitation of the Kathputli Colony, spread over 13 acre in west Delhi, to a private company, Raheja Developers, in 2007.
An official close to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that no work has been done in the colony in the past nine years and the Delhi government proposes to ask Baijal to hand over the colony's rehabilitation work to DUSIB.
"The 13 acres of land
worth Rs 1,000 crore was handed over to Raheja Developers for Rs 6 crore and they have not done anything in the past nine years. This is a scam," the official said.