These colonies are more than 35 years old and thousands of residents living and civic bodies have developed roads, streetlights and other facilities using its funds. However, in the absence of lease deeds, residents are facing several problems including availing of loan for construction, land conversion, house expansion and others.
In the past, many have submitted memorandums to the chief minister’s office, but this too has failed to move the JDA officials. As Prashasan Sehro Ke Sang -2021 camps are approaching nearer, the residents have once raised demand to regularise the colony.
A resident said, “These colonies were developed in 1985 by the housing cooperative society. All the owners have constructed houses on the plots and there is 100 per cent occupancy. In 2002, the record of data was submitted in the civic body. Following this, a survey was conducted in 2009, but even 11 years, the process to issue lease deeds have not inched forward.”
The authority plans to earn Rs 46 crore revenue after issuing 15,819 lease deeds to owners whose houses are situated in 142 unapproved colonies. Yadvendra Singh, a resident of Madhav Nagar said, “The residents are already willing to pay lease deed amount to the JDA. The infrastructure has already been developed and resolving just simple technical issues, the government can earn much more than estimated.”
During the Prashasan Shehron Ke Sang Abhiyan 2021 (Urban Area Services), the (JDA) targets to issue approximately 3 lakh lease deeds to plot owners living in regularised and unauthorised colonies in its jurisdiction. This will comprise 30% of the overall target as the state government plans to issue 10 lakh lease deeds across the state.