19 June:The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi Government to explain as to how it would provide infrastructure facilities for 1,400 unauthorised colonies sought to be regularised in the capital.
A vacation bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and G S Singhvi directed the Government to file its reply in an affidavit before 7th July.On July seven, the apex Court would examine the validity of the 2021 Master Plan for Delhi (MPD).
The vacation bench passed the direction after amicus curiae and senior counsel Ranjit Kumar made a special mention before it.
Kumar complained to the Bench that the Union Urban Development Ministry and the Delhi Government had both three days ago com out with a notification for regularisation of the 1,400 unauthorised colonies dotting various parts of the capital.
According to Kumar, the Government had resorted to the hasty action of regularising the colonies without making provisions for adequate infrastructural facilities.
He pointed out that the apex court was already examining the issue of the availability of infrastructure to meet the requirements of the MPD 2021.Courtsey : DD NEWS