unauthorised colonies

New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain today said the AAP government has planned to carry out development works in unauthorised colonies through the Flood and Irrigation Department.

Replying to a question in the House, Jain said at present, only, the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) carries out civic projects in unauthorised colonies across the city.

“The government has made a plan to allow the Flood and Irrigation department to look after development works in around 1,700 unauthorised colonies along with the DSIIDC,” Jain told the House during the Question Hour.

The reply comes after some MLAs complained that there has been a delay in executing development works in unauthorised colonies in their constituencies.

The minister also said developmental works have been affected due to the delay in regularisation of unauthorised colonies by the Centre.

Jain also asked BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan, who said that around 99 per cent of colonies are unauthorised in his constituency, to take up the issue of regularisation of all colonies in Delhi with the central government.