Chief Minister Mrs.Sheila Dikshit has chaired a meeting held at Delhi and the Delhi government has decided to fast track the regularisation of about 200 unauthorised colonies. The Cabinet is preparing to approve the regularisation of at least another 200 unauthorised colonies in the Capital — it will take the total number to 1,200 — within the next 10 days along with land rights for 42 resettlement colonies. With 895 colonies already approved and notified by Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna last year, the government hopes to bring that figure up to 1,200 shortly.
But the catch for this scheme is that some of the senior officials in the government said clearances for the last few hundred unauthorised colonies would be harder. “Many of these colonies are fully within ridge boundaries, ASI protected zones and, in some cases, both. Other colonies do not satisfy the eligibility criteria.