Thursday, June 24, 2010

MCD clueless about illegal colonies in city

Ever wonder why and how so many unauthorized colonies come up in Delhi, that too, so fast? No prizes for guessing the reason. But now, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) - which controls almost 93 per cent of Delhi's area - has admitted on record that it has no information about the landowning agency when it comes to unauthorized colonies. Moreover, the Slum and Jhuggi Jhopdi (JJ) Department of the civic body has also admitted that they have not carried out any survey in such areas. Sajida (who goes by a single name) from Mandavali, in a series of applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act first filed in November 2009, sought to find out certain details about Shashi Garden, Majboor Garden and Allah Colony in east Delhi.

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