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Will regularise more colonies after polls, says Dikshit

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 07, 2013
First Published: 10:55 IST(7/10/2013) | Last Updated: 16:49 IST(7/10/2013)

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has said her government would regularise the colonies that are still unauthorised after being voted to power in this year’assembly elections, a sop that helped her party win elections in the past.


Dikshit urged voters, especially the young, to come out and cast their vote in December in large numbers.

In the last Assembly elections, the Delhi government had issued provisional regularisation certificates to 1,639 unauthorised colonies -- a move that had proved a to be a game-changer.

Last year too, keeping an eye on the Assembly elections, the Delhi government had regularised 895 colonies.

“We have regualrised most colonies in Delhi. Those that remain will be regularised too. In the coming years, we will ensure that Delhi is free of slums and ‘JJ’ colonies. In the next five-seven years, we will give houses every dweller of JJ clusters,” Dikshit said at a rally organised by Congress leaders of Shakurbasti. The minister of transport, Ramakant Goswami, was also at the rally.

The chief minister urged Delhi’s voters to come out and vote in the upcoming elections in large numbers.

“Your vote will decide your future. You have to decide what kind of development you want. Our development is clearly visible. It is the kind of development that you can feel,” added Dikshit.

Highlighting her government’s achievements, Dikshit said that hundreds of young voters would have been only five or six years old when the Delhi Metro was started. “They have no clue of Delhi without Metro because now we have connected most parts of the city with it.

In coming few years we will make things even better,” she added.

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