Delhi Cabinet had in July 2012 decided to regularise the colonies

With the Centre approving the Delhi Government’s proposal for grant of ownership rights in 45 resettlement colonies, the air of uncertainty surrounding these colonies that house around 7 lakh families has finally been cleared.

On Thursday, the Delhi Cabinet said the Centre had concurred with its decision of July 16, 2012, to grant ownership right in 45 resettlement colonies.

These colonies had been set up by Delhi Development Authority and the Government of India to relocate and rehabilitate people residing in jhuggi jhonpri clusters.

With the Centre’s approval, around 7 lakh families and nearly 30 lakh people residing on 2.5 lakh plots would finally get the ownership right over the properties owned by them.

Most of these families were allotted plots varying from 25 to 80 square yards on licence basis. As they were given these plots in lieu of their jhuggi tenements, they were initially barred from selling them. But over the years these plots and the dwelling units on them had changed hands several times over on power of attorney documents. Now they would be able to register their properties and even raise loans on them.

These resettlement colonies are situated in different parts of the city including Sriniwaspuri, Wazirpur, Satya Niketan, Janakpuri, Pankha Road and Madangir.

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