Gurugram: Councillors to tell residents about change in norms

March 8, 2022

Gurugram: Councillors to tell residents about change in normsGURUGRAM: In order to enhance the number of applications for the regularisation of colonies, the municipal corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has decided to involve councillors to apprise the residents about the change in norms for such colonies. The MCG officials said the decision has been taken so that the residents of the unauthorised colonies are aware about the revised norms and apply for regularisation.

On February 14, the department of urban local bodies had issued new norms under which the less developed unauthorised colonies can also be regularised.

“We will now collaborate with the councillors so that they raise awareness about the change in norms at the ward level. The change in norms will now benefit a number of unauthorised colonies, which fall under the MCG limit. Since the councillors routinely interact with the residents of their wards, they can reach out to more people living in the unauthorised colonies,” said Madhusmita Moitra, chief town planner of the MCG.

The ULB has allowed regularisation of illegal colonies developed up to 25 per cent and also the colonies with the built-up area between 25 per cent and 50 per cent. The department also laid out norms for the colonies with built-up area of more than 50 per cent. The regularisation of the colonies developed before February 14, 2022, implies that the residents will get ownership rights of their properties, infrastructure such as roads, parks, community centres etc. will be developed by the government agencies.

The issue was also discussed in the Haryana Assembly on Monday. The state ULB minister Kamal Gupta said during the budget session that the Haryana government has decided to regularise 845 colonies falling within the limits of municipalities with less civic amenities and infrastructure. A senior MCG official said they have not received any new applications for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies after the relaxation in norms.

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