Property sale in regularised unauthorised colonies on pvt land within month

New Delhi: A day after regularising 895 regularised unauthorised colonies, Delhi Government today said sale and purchase in such settlements developed on private land will be allowed within a month while those on government land will have to wait a little longer.
Unveiling a road map for extending various benefits to the residents of the colonies, Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said the process for allowing property transaction in the settlements which came up in government land will be started soon.
Out of 895 colonies which were regularised yesterday, 312 settlements are on private land while 583 colonies came up on government land.
“Property transaction in 312 colonies which are on private land will be allowed within a month. We have already started the process for removing the hurdles. The residents will also be able to registrar the properties in their names,” Singh said.
Residents of the colonies which are on government land will have to pay Rs 575 per square metre as land cost to the government besides penalties and development charges. The land cost for multi-storey buildings will be calculated as per number of floors, he said.
Lovely said penalties for a 100 yard plot will be 10 per cent of the existing circle rate of the respective areas while penalty for plot size between 100 yard and 250 yard will be 25 per cent of the circle rate.
For plot size above 250 yard, the penalty amount will be 50 per cent of the circle rate. The Minister said all the colonies, including those which came up on private land will have to pay Rs 200 per square metre as development charge to the government for providing various facilities like electricity, roads and sewer lines.
“Once the fees are paid by the colonies, we will start denotifying government land and allow sale and purchase as well as registration of properties in colonies which came up on government land,” he said.
The Urban Development Minister, earlier replying to a discussion on unauthorised colonies in the assembly, said the respective municipal corporations will be asked to prepare layout plans for the colonies by professional town planners in a time-bound manner.
“We have decided to set up a Task Force having representation of various departments and agencies to ensure better coordination in carrying out various works in the colonies,” he said.
The government has also decided to issue a notification allowing spending of MLALAD and MPLAD funds in the colonies which have been regularised.
Lovely said government will also ask municipal corporations to sanction building plans of residents who want to carry out constructions in their buildings as finalisation of lay out plans may take time. Usually, the civic bodies do not approve building plans in colonies which do not have a sanctioned lay out plan.
“The MCD should allow construction in the colonies on the lines of Lal Dora areas till the lay out plans are finalised,” he said.
Lovely said Delhi Government will soon write to Union Urban Development Ministry to denotify land in 576 colonies which were regularised over two decades ago so that residents can sell and purchase properties.
Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna yesterday approved regularisation of 895 unauthorised colonies with certain riders, paving the way for their development on par with other areas in the city. Following the clearence by Khanna, Delhi government issued a notification regularising the colonies.
Lovely said a board headed by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is being set up to address any grivance and disputes relating to the settlements.
“We will speed up development works in all the colonies and concerned agencies have been issued instructions to the effect,” he said.
On regularisation of the remaining 744 unauthorised colonies, Lovely said every effort will be made to provide relief to residents of those colonies as well.
“Some colonies are on forest land. Some portion of some colonies are on ASI land. We may go for regularisation of the portion which does not fall under either ASI or Forest land.
We will find a way out to resolve it,” he said.
Lovely said government will also focus on ensuring that no more unauthorised colonies come up in the city and to ensure that responsibilities will be fixed on agencies concerned.
While approving regularisation of the colonies, Khanna asked Delhi government to strictly adhere to all laid-down eligibility criteria including ensuring 50 per cent built-up area in each of the colonies.
The LG also asked the government to ensure that the colony on forest land or near protected monuments should not be regularised.
Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath last week had given a green signal to regularise unauthorised colonies when Dikshit met him to press for early approval for their regularisation of the settlements, considered traditional votebank of the Congress in the city of 1.67 crore.
The Delhi government had issued provisional regularisation certificates to over 1,639 unauthorised colonies ahead of assembly polls in 2008. The then Dikshit government, while distributing the certificates, had promised to regularise the colonies if Congress came to power for the third term.

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