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Venkaiah seeks action plan for regularization of unauthorised colonies

New Delhi: Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday reviewed various issues relating to urbanisation and development of the National Capital Region of Delhi with MPs from Delhi, mayors and chief executives of municipal bodies, including NDMC and Delhi Development Authority.

The three-hour review meeting was also attended by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health & Family Welfare.

After detailed discussions, Naidu emphasised that to enable meaningful urban development, there is a case for having a fresh look at regularisation of all unauthorized colonies in Delhi. For this a concept paper has to be prepared within 15 days after which the Delhi Government in consultation with the Urban Development Ministry would prepare an action plan

DDA and all the municipal bodies were also told to get all their respective land properties mapped properly using latest GIS and Information Technology. The details of the same would soon be made available in the public domain.

It was also decided in the meeting that DDA should submit full details of various pending court cases pending in respect of its lands and launch a campaign for eviction of its encroached land properties and these details should be made available to public


Among the other decisions taken at the meeting was creation of a separate agency for maintenance of public toilets in Delhi on Public Private Partnership basis to be examined by Urban Development Ministry in consultation with Delhi Government.

Balwinder Kumar, Vice-Chairman, DDA, informed during the meeting that eight sites have been identified for public utilities like solid waste dumping, veterinary hospital, slaughter house and burial of dead animals.