Urban Development & Revenue Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely on Thursday said that regularisation of all colonies on “lal dora” and “extended abadi ” land would be done soon so that the maps of the houses coming up on them could be approved.

Following a high-level meeting at Delhi Secretariat, the Minister said the Delhi Government was sincere about regularisation of all unauthorised colonies and providing them with civic amenities in order to improve the quality of life of their residents.

Mr. Lovely said “ lal dora ” of all Delhi villages would be extended, and the Revenue Department and the Urban Development Department would soon bring a proposal in this regard before the Delhi Cabinet to initiate necessary proceedings. All the villages would also soon be made free of the constant fear of being issued notices under Rule 81 of the Land Acquisition Act and that the amendments needed in the existing laws to achieve this goal are being examined.

The Delhi Government has also decided to open registration for all the recently ‘regularised’ unauthorised colonies to facilitate the sale and purchase of properties there, Mr. Lovely said.

The Delhi Government had in September 2012 approved the regularisation of 895 unauthorised colonies. While the Lieutenant-Governor had approved the same, the notification process is yet to be completed. At that time the Government had also given a time frame of one month to allow sale and purchase of properties in 312 such colonies.

The Delhi Government had also initiated the process of carrying out development works in 91 other colonies that had come up on Ridge and forest land and efforts are on to regularise these as well.

The Revenue Minister said boundaries of all the colonies are being defined in the most accurate, scientific and transparent manner and that the Government would strive to get their layout plans approved at the earliest. The development works in all these colonies are also being hastened and various government agencies like the Public Works Department, Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Irrigation and Flood Control Department and Delhi Jal Board have been issued the necessary directions.