The MCD today demanded that the power of regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the city be transferred to it from the Delhi government.

At a resolution passed at a meeting of the MCD House, it said the civic body should also be allowed to construct public facilities like parks, community halls, dispensaries on vacant government lands in those colonies.

The BJP-ruled MCD accused the Congress government of Delhi and Centre of failing to provide relief to residents of such colonies.

It said that Delhi government issued provisional regularisation certificate to 1,200 colonies “in haste” before the 2008 Assembly elections of which the layout plans of only 700 have been forwarded to MCD, that too without proper survey by architects.

Leader of MCD House Subhash Arya said before pressurising MCD to pass the plan, public facilities should be improved in the colonies.

The civic body said it should be allowed to spend Councillor Development Funds in these colonies and demanded Rs. 3,000 crore to undertake development work in unauthorised colonies of the city.

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