While inhabitants of several illegal colonies were granted ownership privileges for their properties under the PM-UDAY scheme, some of the properties are still awaiting news about their fate. Many are waiting for these rights which include Residents of 69 ‘affluent colonies’ in the city, comprising S Mahendru Enclave, Sainik Farm, Anantram Dairy etc.
The RWAs of these areas have shown resentment in supporting any political party during the municipal elections to be held early next year if they failed to stand up for their cause.
The RWAs have come together collectively to bring about the issue of ownership rights with the Centre, lieutenant governor, and Delhi Development Authority. The group scheduled a meeting to talk about prospective actions before pursuing a discussion with the LG and DDA ministers after August 15.
The representative of these colonies and resident of Sainik Farm, Raman Aggarwal said in an interview with The Economic Times that “In December 2019, the Centre gave ownership rights to residents of 1,797 unauthorized colonies. But even after two years, there has been no clarity on the future of 69 colonies. We have already written to the Prime Minister’s office, housing, and urban affairs ministry, and DDA for including us in PM Uday Yojna,”
In the same interview, the President of Western Avenue Residential Welfare Association at Sainik Farm, Hardeep Bhalla, proclaimed that a maximum of these provinces belongs to private agricultural land. He further asserted that by delaying the problem, the government is losing out on revenue. “All that the government has to do is to add a slab for plots that are bigger than 250 sq.m,” Bhalla added.
Vani Aggarwal, general secretary of the New RWA Chattarpur Phase-II, announced that in the absence of homeownership freedoms and rights, citizens are worried about the future and areas also they are also lacking growth.
Till now there was no response from DDA on the problem.