These illegal Colonies of Delhi Will Be legalized, MCD Announced

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These illegal Colonies of Delhi Will Be legalized, MCD Announced

New Delhi: There is good news for the people living in three illegal colonies in the capital Delhi. Delhi Municipal Corporation i.e. MCD is preparing to legalize these unauthorized colonies soon under its master plan.

For this, MCD is going to start a pilot project. According to sources, three colonies – East Azad Nagar, Swaroop Nagar and Khirki Extension – have been selected for regularization.

MCD has already prepared a road network plan for these areas in collaboration with the School of Planning and Architecture. The proposed road plans include 6 to 12 meter wide roads.

Big relief to those living in illegal colonies

On December 20, the government passed a bill in Parliament to provide security to unauthorized colonies in Delhi in the next three years i.e. till December 2026.

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The move aims to provide major relief to the countless people living in these informal settlements. Because under this law, actions like sealing and bulldozer action in illegal colonies will be banned.

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Roads being widened in colonies

For the implementation of MPD in these areas, MCD aims to widen the inner roads to allow emergency vehicles like fire engines to pass through.

This will involve the demolition of some houses and shops, which have already been marked for removal. The proposed roads within these colonies will be 12 and 9 meters wide respectively.

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These schemes are also included in the pilot project

Apart from regularizing the colonies, the pilot project also includes construction of government buildings such as schools, a police station, a Delhi Jal Board office and a stadium. The land required for these buildings has been identified. And they are divided into plots based on their respective categories.

In the last few years, the government has tried to provide basic facilities like roads, sewerage and electricity to the people of many unauthorized colonies. MCD along with the Urban Development Department of the Government of Delhi has been involved in implementing development projects in these colonies.

There was a lot of uproar in the House meeting of Delhi Municipal Corporation today. BJP created ruckus in protest against the alleged medicine scam.

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Mayor Shaili Oberoi suspended leader of opposition Raja Iqbal and BJP councilors Ravi Negi, Yogesh Verma and Gajendra Singh from the House for 15 days.

BJP councilors demonstrated at the MCD meeting on Thursday and demanded the arrest of state Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj over the alleged supply of substandard medicines in Delhi government hospitals.

As soon as the proceedings began, councilors from BJP and Congress started creating ruckus and demanded answers on delay in salaries of corporation workers, pension, house tax and other issues. The House was adjourned due to the uproar.

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Mayor Shaili Oberoi said, 'Four members have been suspended for 15 days for repeatedly attempting to disrupt the proceedings of the House. If the meeting is held before the expiry of the period of suspension. So he will not be allowed to sit in the next House.

The opposition councilors were carrying placards on which slogans like 'Send Saurabh Bhardwaj to jail', 'Bring the House Tax Waiver Scheme', 'What happened to your promise', 'Where was the salary on the first date' were written.

Amid the uproar, the Mayor passed 18 resolutions, three were postponed while two were withdrawn.

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7 lakh families live in thousands of illegal colonies

Unauthorized colonies have existed in Delhi since the establishment of the Delhi Development Authority in 1957. These settlements were built without official approval, due to the DDA being unable to construct sufficient low-cost buildings and the influx of migrants from neighboring states.

At present, there are about 1071 unauthorized colonies in the capital Delhi, all of which have been developed without following building and civic rules and in violation of the master plan. It is estimated that about seven lakh families live in these unauthorized colonies.

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Publish Date: January 03, 2024

Posted By Sunil

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