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Poll promise: CM sets Aug deadline for giving ownership rights in 51 colonies

With an eye on the Delhi Assembly polls, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday made a public commitment to provide ownership rights to residents of 51 resettlement colonies by August this year.

‘The Delhi government has been concerned about the difficulties being faced by the residents of resettlement colonies and unauthorised colonies. It has already regularised many colonies and has also received approval for conferment of ownership rights to residents of resettlement colonies,’ said Dikshit.

Dikshit further said that In addition to 45 resettlement colonies, the government has also decided to grant ownership rights in six  colonies, which are mostly dominated with blocks of flats. In all, residents of 51 colonies would get ownership rights by August this year.

She said that this would make them proud owners of the house which they have been occupying for the past so many decades.
Speaking on the occasion, Delhi revenue minister Arvinder Singh said that the urban development department has strived hard to accelerate the process of regularisation of unauthorised colonies.

The process would have picked up the desired momentum had the municipal corporations finalised the layouts of the colonies which have been declared as regularised.

He further said that since the completion of regularisation process is still pending, the government has decided to accelerate the pace of development in all unauthorised colonies since our government is keen to provide all basic amenities to residents of these colonies at the earliest.

The Delhi government had regularised 895 of 1,218 unauthorised colonies on 4 September 2012. These had been given provisional regularisation certificates ahead of the 2008 assembly elections. Now, the issue of unauthorised colonies is again in prominence with assembly polls in Delhi due in November this year.

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