Fight over layout plans of newly legalised colonies
With Assembly elections scheduled for later this year, the newly regularised colonies are being seen as the game changer for Congress, which is looking maintain its control over the national capital.
The three municipal commissioners have told the DLB that talks with the residents’ welfare associations did not help resolve the issues. Officials said the letters were sent to RWAs of 15 unauthorised regularised colonies, but the corporation has not received any definitive assurance from RWAs on whether they will pay the institutes hired to chalk out the layout plans.
On Wednesday, the DLB held a meeting with the RWAs to sort out the issue. “The meeting was a partial success as some of the RWA representatives agreed to pay for the layout plan and agreed to sign the final layout plan prepared by the private institute along with the corporation. Few of them were apprehensive of the agreeing to the layout plan signing and payment as they did not want to take decision on behalf of those who have vacant plots in these colonies,” a senior official said.
Meanwhile, officials claimed that asking RWAs to pay to the institutes will be delayed. Senior officials said the layout plans will be finalised only when the RWAs cooperate. “The RWAs were told that layout plans will be ready in a week’s
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