Fate of nearly 300 unauthorised colonies uncertain: Gupta

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New Delhi, Jul 21 (UNI) Describing the granting of provisional certificates to unauthorised colonies by the Delhi Government as a "political stunt", Chairman of the Standing Committee Vijender Gupta today said the stringent and complex procedures for regularisation laid down by the state Government put a question mark over the future of nearly 300 of these colonies.

''The holding of special camps by the state Government for granting of provisional certificates to unauthorised colonies is merely a political stunt. Such announcements are being made clearly with an eye on the coming assembly polls. In reality, however, the May 24 notification pertaining to the regularisation of unauthorised colonies requires them to undergo several stringent and complex formalities to obtain regularisation,'' Mr Gupta said.

He said the provisions laid down in the clause 4 and clause 3.3 of the state Government notification makes it almost impossible for almost 15 to 20 per cent of these colonies to obtain regularisation.

He said the June 16 notification by the state Government provides for an undertaking to be given by the resident welfare associations of the colonies that papers submitted by them are based on the truth.

Also, within 12 months of the issuance of the certificate, the unauthorised colonies would have to complete all formalities for regularisation which are very complex and stringent, which places a question mark on regularisation of many colonies.

In this context, Mr Gupta said as per the state Government notifications, many colonies, including those in the ridge area and those located on the river belt, cannot be regularised.

He said the state Government notification also provides that the lay out plans of the unauthorised colonies be approved by a qualified architect or town planner which places difficulties before the residents of these areas as not enough qualified architects or town planners are available in Delhi.

Describing the announcement by the Delhi Government as a political conspiracy, Mr Gupta alleged that in reality the state government had no intention to regularise these colonies.

''This is evident from the fact that in the special camps being organised for granting of provisional certificates, the residents of the unauthorised colonies have been again asked to submit the layouts amd maps of the colonies whereas the documents have already been submitted by it to MCD earlier and the corporation has already examined papers of 800 colonies,''Mr Gupta said.

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