Authorities can’t keep residents of unauthorized colonies in limbo

Authorities can't keep residents of unauthorized colonies in limbo

New Delhi, May 19 (PTI) Authorities cannot keep people living in unauthorized colonies, which came up “right under your nose”, in “limbo” and should decide on their regularization as huge money was spent on constructing them, the Delhi High Court said on Friday.

It was hearing pleas by some residents of Sainik Farms seeking permission for undertaking repairs.

The high court said whether affluent or non-affluent, unauthorized colonies are ultimately unauthorized, and it is for the government and not courts to decide whether to regularize them or not.

It had asked the Centre to explore the possibility of evolving a mechanism where there is credible vigilance in the matter of grant of permission to carry out repairs.