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Provisional certificates of many illegal areas may go

Unauthorised colonies, who failed to reply to Delhi government’s showcause notice for not meeting the eligibility criteria of at least 50% construction before 2008, may lose their provisional certificates. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jan 02, 2012 23:48 IST
HT Correspondent

Unauthorised colonies, who failed to reply to Delhi government’s showcause notice for not meeting the eligibility criteria of at least 50% construction before 2008, may lose their provisional certificates.

The urban development department has sent notices to 125 colonies which were given provisional certificates ahead of the assembly elections in 2008.

However, a survey report by the MCD has revealed that these colonies do not meet the eligibility criterion of at least 50% construction before 2008 to be eligible for regularisation. A number of south, south west and north Delhi colonies were served notices.

According to sources, a re-verification of all the 125 colonies was conducted by the deputy commissioner office to ascertain the total built-up area and of these, 73 RWAs failed to reply. Sources added that action will be taken against these colonies.

“The department has suggested that provisional certificate of these colonies be cancelled. But a final decision is yet to be taken,” said an official.
The showcause notices were served to the rwas or the society itself. While no construction has taken place in some of these colonies, the status report revealed that a number of these colonies have 20% to 30% construction.

A total of 1,218 colonies out of 1,638 unauthorised colonies were given provisional certificates in 2008.

The Delhi government has been facing a lot of flak over issuance of provisional certificates to some of the unauthorised colonies which do not meet the criteria. Recently, the Lokayukta directed the government to file a report on the allegations of irregularities in giving provisional regularisation certificates to some unauthorised colonies.