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Better drains, roads to chart path to prosperity

delhi Updated: Mar 23, 2010 01:58 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi government has allocated Rs 749 crore for providing civic services such as roads, drains, water supply and streetlights in more than 1,000 unauthorised colonies in the city.

The government has till date invested Rs 2,851 crore in providing civic services in 1,639 unauthorised colonies awaiting regularisation. The government gives Rs 60 crore every year to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to provide sanitation services in these colonies.

The government has already provided roads and drains in 1,033 colonies, piped water supply in 726 colonies and streetlights in 1,174 colonies.

The process of regularisation of unauthorized colonies was initiated in October 2007 following guidelines issued by Union Ministry of Urban Development.

A list of 1,639 colonies was forwarded to various agencies for scrutiny of the documents and their layout plans.

Layout plans and other details of 700 unauthorised colonies, cleared by all agencies for regularization, have been forwarded to the MCD for approval. The government will also approach courts before notification of regularisation.