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CM: Decision on illegal colonies in 2 months

delhi Updated: Jan 13, 2012 00:28 IST
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The fate of colonies in the city waiting to be regularised will be decided within two months, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit assured the House on Thursday.

She said the Survey of India would provide the government with aerial images, which would be used to ascertain the total build-up area of the colonies in the year’s 2002 and 2007.

“We had given provisional certificates to some colonies in 2008, but this was not a guarantee that they would be regularised. We had maintained that they would only be regularised if they met the eligibility criteria. We will now use the images and a decision will be taken on their regularisation accordingly,” said Dikshit.

The chief minister was speaking in reply to a motion of thanks to lieutenant governor Tejendra Khanna’s address to Delhi assembly on the first day of the winter session.

She blamed the multiplicity of authorities for the failure of the take-off of several projects, and said this was why the government’s initiatives to bring progress in the city were not being able to keep up with the demand.

She said the trifurcation of MCD was one of the most important and historical decisions taken during the Congress government’s last 13 years.

“This was being aspired by the ruling and opposition party, as well as by general public, as it would bring the municipal administration close to people. The city government has also approved 50% reservation of seats for women in the three municipal bodies,” said Dikshit.

She further said that Delhi was the first in the country to offer 50% reservation to women.

Punching holes in the Opposition’s allegations that power situation in the city was worst, she said the BJP government was not even able to ensure supply of 1900 MW of power, where as now they were supply even 5,000 MW per day.