Just regularisation won't do, BJP says relax by-laws

Targetting Delhi government over the issue of regularisation of  unauthorised colonies, the Bharatiya Janata Party has asked the city government to bring clarity on legal and technical reliefs entailed in the notification. 

“If the notification is implemented without exemptions in building by-laws, then the announcement to regularise 917 unauthorised colonies would only be an announcement on paper,” said Yodgendra Chandolia, chairman, standing committee of North Delhi Municipal Corporation. 

As per building by-laws in force, almost 40 formalities have to be fulfilled to get a building plan sanctioned which need to be relaxed otherwise no building plan will get sanctioned in these colonies, Chandolia added.

The BJP leaders demanded that the city government should notify other desired reliefs to the occupants while notifying the regularisation. The reliefs demanded by BJP are: the occupants to be given ownership rights without charging any money; no development charge to be levied on them; exemption from building bye-laws to be extended, relief extended vide special provision act to these colonies be continued, the restrictions imposed in the planned area not to be extended to these colonies,  commercial establishments and shops to be exempted from parking fees and conversion charges for change of use and all the constructions to be regularised as on date.

“The Delhi government would charge approximately Rs one lakh from a plot measuring 100 square metre as development charge. It should be completely waived,” said Chandolia.

The BJP further demanded that relief be further extended to all 1,218 unauthorised colonies, which were given provisional regularisation certificate (PRC) by the state government in 2008.

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