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Unauthorised colonies: Govt okays development work

Delhi government has given an in-principle nod to carry out development works in all unauthorised colonies in the national capital, which came up before this year.

The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat. 

“Delhi Cabinet has decided to start development works in unauthorised colonies that came up before January 1, 2015. The development works that will be carried out are <g data-gr-id="34">installation</g> of sewer lines, construction of roads and other basic amenities,” a senior government official said. So far, around 895 unauthorised colonies have been <g data-gr-id="20">have</g> been regularised.

“The numbers of unauthorised colonies are yet to be <g data-gr-id="31">certained</g>. Without getting into numbers, <g data-gr-id="33">government</g> decided to carry out development works in those unauthorised colonies which came up before January 1, 2015,” official said.

In March this year, Delhi government had issued <g data-gr-id="24">direction</g> to finalise boundaries of the 1,650 unauthorised colonies in the city out of which around 895 have been regularised by the Centre.

<g data-gr-id="28">Government</g> had decided to immediately complete the process of fixing boundaries of these colonies 
using the latest scientific methods. Satellite and Total Solution Methods would be used for demarcation of boundaries.

On AAP’s key poll promise of not demolishing slums, Kejriwal, during his public rally in Karawal Nagar, Kejriwal had said the government won’t allow further demolition but requested the residents to prevent “new constructions” which he said will lead to further deterioration. 
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