It should come as good news for people residing in old unauthorized regularised colonies in Delhi, especially those places where construction existed before January 1979.
After years of sitting over the matter, the Standing Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Wednesday finally cleared policy of sanctioning building plan in unauthorised regularised colonies.
Residents from scores of colonies like Shakur Basti, Rani Bagh, Tri Nagar where building plans were not being sanctioned earlier, would now benefit with this new policy.
There are more than 500 such colonies across Delhi.
However, the scheme will not be applicable for unauthorised colonies, which have got provisional certificates for regularisation last year, as their layout plans are still being made.
Standing Committee chairman Ram Kishen Singhal said, “Many buildings in unauthorized regulrised colonies are old and dilapidated.”
“They are in urgent need of repairs and the policy will be helpful for those who want to demolish their old buildings and build new ones,” he said.
There are certain riders to the policy.
The list of colonies where the policy will be applicable would be published and also put on the Internet soon.