New Delhi, India: The Union Development Ministry, India, allowed regularisation of colonies in Delhi, in accordance with satellite images of the year 2007 instead of 2002. The move is likely to speed up the process of regularisation — something the government is keen to complete before the 2013 assembly polls.
Several Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) had submitted layout plans of their colonies based on the ground situation on February 8, 2007 while Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure (DSSDI) had set boundaries on satellite images of 2002. The difference in ground reality and satellite images delayed the fixing of boundaries.
A release from the Delhi’s Chief Minister’s office said the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had issued a gazette notification in this regard. “Regulations for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi have been amended to authorise the city government to finalise the boundaries of each identified colony having more than 50 percent built up area, by superimposing the satellite/aerial survey images as obtained in 2007 instead of 2002 as specified earlier, on the layout plan submitted by the RWA in March 2008,” the notification stated.
After fixing the boundaries, the Delhi government will forward the layout plans to the concerned local bodies. Orders regularising colonies will be issued after finalising boundaries and completing other formalities.
Ahead of the 2008 assembly polls, the government had promised to regularise more than 1,200 unauthorised colonies. It had also issued them provisional regularisation certificates. But the promise has not been realised so far.
Source: Times of India