Date to verify documents of unauthorised colonies extended

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (UNI) The camp organised at Delhi Secretariat to verify the documents of 1,639 unauthorised colonies for the purpose of issuing them provisional regularisation certificates has been extended for two days.

Now the camp will also be held on August 18 and 19.

Addressing reporters here, Delhi Urban Development Minister Rajkumar Chauhan said the dates of the camp had been extended keeping in view the interest of the representatives of the unauthorised colonies.

He said this initiative of the Government would ensure the certainty of regularisation of 1,639 unauthorised colonies, which included 149 colonies came up at the village land and had not been notified in the Lal Dora extension. He said it would benefit the 40-lakh people living in these colonies.

Mr Chauhan said all the preparations for regularising such colonies had been made and the developmental activities in such colonies were in full swing. He said the step to regularise such colonies had been taken after 30 years.

The Minister said the Delhi Jal Board, DSIIDC, Flood and Irrigation Department, Municipal Corporation Delhi and Power supply companies had been deployed for complete the developmental works in these colonies within the stipulated time.

He said an amount of Rs 660 crore had been released during the year 2007-08 for building roads, sewer system, pipelines for drinking water, cleanliness, electric supply and drainage system and the Government had sanctioned Rs 943 crore for providing other civic amenities in these colonies in the budget of 2008-09.

He said Rs 138 crore had been released to DSIIDC for building roads, 100 crore to the Flood and Irrigation Department for drainage system, Rs 26 crore and Rs 25 crore also released to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for cleanliness and making the roads in unauthorised colonies. Similarly, an amount of Rs 50 crore had been released to the Delhi Jal Board for laying the pipelines of drinking water and 100 crore for the sewage system.

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