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No time-frame yet for pre-poll regularisation

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2007 17:56 IST

The government has fixed no deadline to regularise Delhi's unauthorised colonies, a proposal it approved ahead of municipal elections in the Capital.

"In view of the legal and administrative issues involved (in the regularisation process), no time-frame has been fixed," Union Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken told the Rajya Sabha in a reply.

He said the Delhi government had so far received 1,539 applications for regularisation of unauthorised colonies existing as on March 31, 2002.

Of them, 1,432 came from societies and associations of those colonies and the rest in response to a government advertisement.

Different agencies, the minister said, had been involved for on-site verification of regularisation requests.

In February, the union government approved a proposal to revise guidelines for regularisation of Delhi's unauthorised colonies.

The minister, who was asked the names of colonies to be regularised in Delhi, identified none in his response.

Hospitals: The DDA has found that 22 of the 54 plots it allotted for building hospitals have no such healthcare facility in operation. "Further, the land and development office has allotted land to five hospitals, out of which four are operational. One hospital, which is under renovation, has suspended its hospital facilities," Maken said.

Encroachment: A status-quo is being maintained as per provisions of the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006, with regard to jhuggi encroachments in R K Puram and Vasant Vihar, Maken said in another reply.