Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday reiterated that the remaining unauthorised colonies would be regularised soon.
Describing the issue of regularisation as a complex one, she said that the government was treading cautiously to avoid any future legal or procedural wrangle and assured that not a single unauthorised colony would be demolished and family displaced.
Addressing a public rally at Nangloi in west Delhi, she said her government and party were working in tandem towards achieving this goal.
Delhi urban development minister Arvinder Singh, transport minister Ramakant Goswami, MLA and CM's parliamentary secretary Mukesh Sharma and local MLA Master Vijendra were also present in the public rally.
The CM inaugurated two new routes of DTC buses in Nangloi and laid the foundation stone of a new bridge connecting Nihal Vihar and Paschim Vihar.
Dikshit said the cases of colonies on forest and ASI land would also be resolved.
“A large number of families were forced to put up in unauthorised colonies as there was an acute shortage of dwelling units in Delhi. They have now become eligible for all advanced civic amenities.”
The Delhi unit of the BJP has threatened a state-wide agitation if all illegal colonies in the city were not regularised as they are and without payment of any development or regularisation charges.
Vijender Gupta, state BJP president, and Vijay Kumar Malhotra, leader of the opposition in the state assembly, have demanded from the Centre that all the 1,639 unauthorised colonies be regularised as the move would benefit 50 lakh people living in hellish conditions in these settlements.
“The Delhi government has ordered regularisation of 895 colonies. But only 312 of them on private land would benefit. The rest 583 on government land are still stuck as residents there need to cough up massive charges. Besides our demand is for regularisation of all the 1,639 settlements —1,218 were even given provisional regularisation certificates by the Congress ahead of the assembly elections in 2008,” they said.