New Delhi : The Delhi government Tuesday constituted a board to develop unauthorised colonies and set aside Rs.28 billion for water supply, sewerage, roads, drains, sanitation and community services in these localities over the next five years.
There are 1,500 unauthorized colonies in Delhi, which would benefit. The board has already received the approval of Delhi Lt. Governor Tejendra Khanna.
Headed by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the board would oversee preparation and approval of regularisation plans for unauthorized colonies and advise on priorities in allocation of resources for providing necessary infrastructure in such colonies.
It would also decide on the policy and modalities for levying developmental charges, review implementation of projects and assess the requirement of funds relating to the development of unauthorised colonies, the chief minister's office said.
Minister for Urban Development A.K. Walia has been nominated as the vice-chairman of the board. The principal secretary, urban development, would be the member secretary.
Delhi's chief secretary, principal secretaries of Power, Health, Finance, commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), vice chairman, Delhi Development Authority, chief executive of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and managing directors of power distributing company BSES would be members of the board.