SC nod crucial for regularising unauthorised colonies

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New Delhi, Sep 15 (UNI) Efforts of the Centre to regularise around 1500 unauthorised and unregularised colonies spread all over Delhi, in view of the coming Assembly elections in the Capital suffered a setback in the Supreme Court today.

The apex court told the government that it will have to seek prior permission of the court before issuing provisional certificate of regularisation.

A bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat, CK Thakkar and Lokeshwar Singh Panta directed the government to file an affidavit giving details of the colonies, where basic infrastructure like water, electricity, schools, roads and hospitals have been provided in the colonies, which were to be regularised.

The apex court also directed the DDA to provide details of the objections received by it from the public for regularisation of these colonies before issuing any notification.

The government has issued 37 notifications virtually nullifying the orders of the Supreme Court passed from time to time, while examining the Master Plan Delhi 2021.

The apex court was annoyed by the statement of Additional Soliciter General P P Malhotra, who submitted that basic amenities have been provided in the colonies, which are being regularised.

These colonies have a population of over 30 lakh. Assembly elections in Delhi are due later this year.

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