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Rajya Sabha consents to bill regulating unauthorized colonies in Delhi

The Rajya Sabha today passed the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021 introduced to extend the time period allowed for the Government to regularise unauthorised colonies by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of India.

The bill has been brought to curb the problems of encroachment on public land, growth of slums, unauthorised constructions, commercial usage of residential areas, inadequacy of housing stocks, etc.

The Bill will replace the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.

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Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Housing and Urban Affairs stated in Rajya Sabha that “1.35 crore people of Delhi, those living in unauthorised colonies, will get their ownership right.”

Puri further said that

“Delhi will not only benefit from the improvement in living conditions of 1.35 crore people but the Central Vista project will also make Delhi, one of the finest cities in the world.”

-India Legal Bureau

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