DELHI: The Delhi government on August 7 granted permission for carrying out development works in 133 unauthorized colonies with immediate effect.
Delhi’s revenue minister said that all the hurdles have been removed to initiate infrastructure development in the colonies. He said development works are on in “war footing” at 91 such settlements, which partly came up on land belonging to Forest department and Archaeological Survey of India.
The city government had announced regularization of 895 colonies in September last year out of which 312 settlements were on private land, while 583 colonies came up on government land.
Delhi government had issued provisional regularization certificates to over 1,639 unauthorized colonies ahead of assembly polls in 2008. The then Delhi government, while distributing the certificates, had promised to regularize the colonies if they came to power.
Around 40 lakh people reside in the unauthorized colonies.