Delhi govt keen to provide basic amenities in unauthorized colonies

The government also decided to extend cut-off date from January 1, 2002 to March 31, 2007 for determining eligibility of slum JJ dwellers for relocation, rehabilitation and allotment of flats.

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Jasleen Kaur | January 24, 2011



Delhi government has decided to undertake developmental works in most of the unauthorized colonies. The state government will provide basic civic amenities in colonies which came up on the government land, once it gets approval from the Lieutenant Governor and the centre.

The decision has been taken in a cabinet meeting presided over by the Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday.

The government also decided to extend cut-off date from January 1, 2002 to March 31, 2007 for determining eligibility of slum JJ dwellers for relocation, rehabilitation and allotment of flats.

Dikshit said that the government is keen to allot low-cost flats to more and more slum & JJ dwellers in the city; hence it has decided to extend cut-off date for determining the eligibility of slum JJ dwellers for relocation and rehabilitation.

The cabinet has ratified the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board’s (DUSIB) decision to this effect.  However those dwellers who settled in the slum & JJ clusters between April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2007 will be considered along though their terms & conditions will be different.

The DUSIB had also recommended that the annual income of Rs 60,000 of the family of a dweller to make him/her eligible for allotment of a flat fixed earlier may be raised to Rs 1 lakh per annum in view of the higher standard of living in the national capital. The cabinet agreed with the recommendation.

The state government, said Dikshit, is keen to provide economical and reasonable flats by adopting cost-effective designs, technology and methodology developed by HUDCO, Development Alternatives and other expert agencies.

In order to make the process smooth, it has been decided that the CEO (DUSIB) may prepare the priority list for shifting of clusters in consultation with the department of urban development.

Dikshit also said that the state government is carrying out developmental works namely laying of water lines, sewer lines, electricity, sanitation services, construction of roads and drains, community and other civic services in unauthorized colonies located on private land with permission of the Delhi High Court.

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