Maps of 895 unauthorised colonies reach corporations, regularisation yet to cross a few hurdles

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SummaryThe municipal corporations have received the data of all 895 unauthorised colonies, which are set to be regularised. Officials have confirmed that the Town Planning department has received maps of the unauthorised colonies with the boundaries marked.

The municipal corporations have received the data of all 895 unauthorised colonies, which are set to be regularised. Officials have confirmed that the Town Planning department has received maps of the unauthorised colonies with the boundaries marked.

The government had sent a list of 917 unauthorised colonies to the L-G’s office for being notified as regularised. However, the L-G’s office approved only 895 colonies, of which around 300 are on private land. To complete the process , the corporation officials have planned a meeting with L-G Tejendra Khanna and Delhi government officials.

The Town Planning department will also start sending letters to Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) to submit layout plans, which they have prepared.

The officials at the three corporations have started scrutiny of the maps which have been sent to them.

“We received maps of colonies with the boundaries marked out. But they do not have the plot area on it. They only contain built-up area. We make layout plans on the basis of plots. Now, we have to superimpose the built-up area onto the maps of plots,” a senior official of the South Municipal Corporation said.

Finalising the layout plans is not a simple task. The layout plans of the RWAs and the maps on which the boundaries have been marked out, have to agree with each other, said sources.

The approval from the Fire department needs to be sought. “The Fire department had recently asked the corporations to have a six-metre wide road in colonies. They told us that they will grant permission only for those colonies, which already have six-metre wide roads. But as the process of regularisation is in violation of the Master Plan, there must be some way to approve these colonies,” said an official.

Corporation officials said they will proceed with layout plans only after having discussions with government officials. “Layout plans are vital documents that will stay forever in respect to a particular colony and we will not want residents to suffer because of wrong layout plans or wrong boundaries. We have to take ground realities into consideration while finalising layout plans,” the official said.

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