Govt seeks info from land agencies to regularise colonies

Senior Delhi government officials have sought details from various land owning agencies for regularisation of unauthorised colonies. 

A senior Delhi government official said agencies like the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Forest Department, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and others must give the details of their land where unauthorised colonies exist. 

The government is planning to regularise every house in unauthorised colonies, which fulfils the criteria of the land owning agencies.

“We have sought details of the Master Plan Delhi 2021 from the DDA to know about any plan of construction of roads around unauthorised colonies. We have to ensure that houses built on the proposed map of the road should not be regularised. Houses around the proposed map will be considered for regularisation,” a senior Delhi government officer told Deccan Herald.

For construction around monuments, the government has sought a map from the ASI to ensure that no houses within the range of 100 metres from the any monument should get a regularisation certificate.

“There are 46 monuments preserved by the ASI in Delhi, which are surrounded by unauthorised colonies. The ASI had sent the maps of these to GeoSpatial Delhi Ltd (GSPDL) for a digital map through satellite. They have found some overlapping in the digital maps and returned it to the GSPDL. Now we have demanded an earliest submission of the maps of these 46 monuments for implementation of regularisation norms,” he added.

The officials also discussed plans for regularisation of illegal colonies from the Forest Department. They raised the same issue of overlapping of the boundaries with unauthorised colonies.

“No construction has been allowed on the forest land. We are, however, exploring the possibilities with the forest department to regularise colonies on their land,” he added.

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