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Land rights soon for residents of unauthorized colonies in Delhi
The Times of India  |  July 19, 2019

Pretika Khanna New Delhi

Less than a year ahead of assembly elections in the national capital, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that residents of unauthorized colonies in Delhi will soon have ownership rights of their land.


He said the central government had given approval to the Delhi government’s proposal and the state government will begin registrations in 1797 unauthorized colonies.


“There is good news for those who live in unauthorized colonies of Delhi. Their dream of living in a permanent house will now be completed. Before elections there were promises made to them and those promises were then forgotten by other parties. This time when our government was formed we had decided that we would get those living in these colonies their right," Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference.


Kejriwal said the Delhi cabinet had approved a proposal and sent it to the centre in November 2015. The proposal has been approved by the central government.


“Yesterday evening we got a positive response on our proposal from the central government. They are ready to make them permanent. I first want to thank the central government from our side. The central government has asked some questions which will be cleared," he said.


He said that the government will soon begin registration for these colonies. He said the people living in these colonies have seen no development, and the Delhi government has undertaken works of Rs 6,000 crore for their development.


The term of the Delhi assembly ends in February next year. In the 2015 elections, the AAP-led Delhi government had come to power with a brute majority after winning 67 out of 70 seats.