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EDMC plans to let out vacant land for marriage and social functions

East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), in order to stop its vacant plots being encroached upon, is planning to let out its vacant land for marriage and other functions.

Agencies like Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) are already giving their vacant land for such functions. They serve dual purpose of avoiding land encroachment as well as generating revenue.

There are approximately 3,727 properties of the civic body and among them several pieces of land are lying vacant or unutilized. To protect these land pieces, which are on prime locations, the EDMC is planning to temporarily allot these lands by the way of open tender on the lines of DDA and DUSIB, said a senior official.

A proposal for temporarily allotment of these plots on lease for shorter period will be placed before the corporation’s standing committee next week for approval. The EDMC has identified a few such land pieces for temporary allotment at Dilsad Garden, Raghubarpura, CTC block plots, Usmanpur staff colony and Tahirpur.

Overall 21 such properties have been identified for the purpose spread across the municipal jurisdiction of the EDMC, he added. As per the plans, these plots will be allotted for social functions to avoid encroachment or illegal grabbing as well as to generate revenue.

Information on more pockets of land or plots prone to encroachment will be collected from all municipal councillors and heads of departments.
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