Chief minister Sheila Dikhsit on Friday blamed the three municipal corporations for failing to carry out development works across the Capital.
Speaking during a discussion on unauthorised colonies in the Assembly, Dikshit said the civic bodies had failed to implement various schemes due to their lethargic attitude.“There is no dearth of money in the municipal corporations. But there is a lack of intention to work. They don’t want to work,” she said.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, however, reacted sharply to her comments.
“The chief minister is using the House to criticise the corporations. I condemn her statement,” said Leader of the Opposition VK Malhotra.
Urban development minister Arvinder Singh Lovely alleged that the three corporations had not yet finalised layouts for unauthorised colonies, which delayed the starting of various services in the areas.Lovely, also, tabled a government notification allowing sale, purchase and registration of properties on private land in 895 unauthorised colonies that were regularised a few months ago.
“We have already issued the notification. All formalities are being completed. The actual registration of properties will start in two weeks,” he said.Lovely said registration would be allowed only for properties that had come up on land notified for acquisition, but where no compensation had been awarded.
He said registration would also be allowed for properties on Gaon Sabha land, which was in possession of private owners.