After 71 years, Sindhi Colony residents to get ownership titles
After waiting for 71 years, residents of Sindhi Colony, Khamla, are all set to get ownership titles for the lands on which they reside and carry on their business.
Slum-dwellers from eight areas will also get ownership titles.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will begin distribution of ownership rights at a programme on December 16 at Timber Market, Ghat Road. Union minister Nitin Gadkari and others will be present.
Sindhi Colony at Khamla and nine slums — Saraswati Nagar, Fakirawadi, Rambagh, Jattarodi, slum behind Kundanlal Gupta Library, Borkar Nagar, Bansod Mohalla, KaflaVasti, and Imambada-2 are situated in South-West Constituency represented by the CM.
Ruling party leader in Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Sandip Joshi said in a press conference on Friday that around 800 people from Sindhi Colony and 1,500 residents of nine slums will benefit. “Sindhi community people were not getting ownership titles for one or the other reasons despite being assured after partition. Earlier, they were asked to pay at the rate of ready reckoner value for their lands. Fadnavis issued a new notification making the process of issuing ownership titles to these people very easily. They will get ownership titles by paying only Rs350. Documents of 123 of the total 800 people are ready. Some people are facing the issue of submission of documents since partition, and these will be resolved,” he said.
Joshi said people residing in all slums under NMC’s jurisdiction will get ownership titles. “Slum-dwellers who constructed shanties in these nine slums before 2005 are getting ownership titles now. There are another 2,000 slum-dwellers who have constructed shanties between 2005 and 201, and they will also get ownership titles soon. A survey in this regard will soon start,” he said.
Joshi said people residing in slums cropped up on Indian Railway land, and properties owned by private parties will have to wait. “We held discussions with some private parties, who are ready to hand over the land to NMC. A proper policy will be prepared to solve the issue,” he said.
Joshi said NIT too has started giving ownership titles to shanties on its lands. “There are many slums on NIT lands, so the process will take at least one year,” he said.
Joshi said slum-dwellers too are required to pay only Rs350 to get ownership titles. “Up-to-date property tax receipt is a must. Some people have to clear their property tax dues. I have asked the civic chief to look into the issue. The civic chief has powers to waive off interest on late payment. Slum-dwellers can pay dues if interest is waived off,” he said.