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The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2009

Act No. 40 of 2009

[22nd December, 2009.]

An Act to make special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for a further period up to the 31st day of December, 2010 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHEREAS there had been phenomenal increase in the population of the National Capital Territory of Delhi owing to migration and other factors resulting in tremendous pressure on land and infrastructure leading to encroachment or unauthorised developments which are not in consonance with the concept of planned development as provided in the Master Plan for Delhi, 2001 and the relevant Acts and building bye-laws made thereunder;

AND WHEREAS the Master Plan of Delhi, 2001 was extensively modified and notified by the Central Government on the 7th day of February, 2007 with the perspective for the year2021 keeping in view the emerging new dimensions in urban development vis-a-vis the social, financial and other ground realities; AND WHEREAS the Master Plan of Delhi with the perspective for the year 2021specifically provides for strategies for housing for urban poor as well as to deal with thein formal sector;

AND WHEREAS a strategy and a scheme has been prepared by the local authorities in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for regulation of urban street vendors in accordance with the National Policy for Urban Street Vendors and the Master Plan for Delhi, 2021, and is being implemented; AND WHEREAS based on the policy finalised by the Central Government regarding regularisation of unauthorised colonies, village a badi area and its extension, the guidelines and regulations for this purpose have been issued;

AND WHEREAS in pursuance of the guidelines and regulations for regularisation of unauthorised colonies, necessary steps are being taken which, inter alia, involve scrutiny of layout plans, assessment of built up percentage existed as on the 31st day of March, 2002, identification of mixed use of streets, approval of layout plans, fixation of boundaries, change of land use and identification of colonies not eligible for regularisation; AND WHEREAS more time is required for orderly implementation of scheme regarding hawkers and urban street vendors and for regularisation of unauthorised colonies, village abadi area and its extension;

AND WHEREAS the revised policy and orderly arrangements for relocation and rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhompri clusters in the National Capital Territory of Delhi has been considered and a Bill, namely, the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board Bill, 2009 has been prepared by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi to provide for implementation of schemes for improvement of Jhuggi-Jhompri clusters and its redevelopment with a view to bring improvement in environment and living conditions, and preparing housing scheme for resettlement of persons; AND WHEREAS the draft policy regarding farm houses has been formulated by the Delhi Development Authority and has been forwarded to major stakeholders for their views and comments;

AND WHEREAS in pursuance of the Master Plan for Delhi, 2021, the policy or plan regarding schools, dispensaries, religious institutions, cultural institutions, storages, warehouses and go downs used for agricultural inputs or produce (including dairy and poultry) in rural areas built on agricultural land is under consideration of the Central Government; AND WHEREAS the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2007 (43 of 2007) was enacted on the 5th day of December, 2007 to make special provisions for the areas of National Capital Territory of Delhi for a period up to the 31st day of December, 2008which ceased to operate after the 31st December, 2008;

AND WHEREAS the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2009 (24 of 2009) was enacted in continuation of the aforesaid Act referred to in the preceding paragraph for a period up to the 31st day of December, 2009 to make special provisions for the areas of the National Capital Territory of Delhi and that Act ceased to operate after the 31st day of December, 2009;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to have a law in terms of the Master Plan for Delhi, 2021, in continuation of the said Act for a period up to the 31st day of December, 2010 to provide for temporary relief and to minimise avoidable hardships and irreparable loss to the people of the National Capital Territory of Delhi against any action by the concerned agency in respect of persons covered by the policies referred to above. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixtieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-



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