Rome was not built in a day! This proverb is symbolic to the development journey of any city. Ironically, it is symbolic to all the problems as well that arise due to ill-planning of all the development activities in and around a city.
Ill-planning of a city means giving less or no emphasis on some of the vital aspects of a city which hold great future significance. Proper development of residential colonies is also one such aspect which must attend the requirement of future expansion to meet population increase.
The issue of unauthorised colonies is nothing but the by-product of the ill-planning that major metro cities have gone through in last 3-4 decades. A metropolitan city like Delhi, which also happens to be the capital city and where regular immigration of population from other parts of the country is always expected, a proper planning to accommodate this population flow is a must. However, the city authorities like DDA failed miserably is performing this job and hence the issue of irregular and unauthorised colonies.
But, do we have plan to now regulate them and monitor the proper and planned infrastructure development within these colonies. Do we now have intention to give proper and basic amenities and facilities to the residents of these colonies! Listen to our conversation with Ms Shivani Chaudhary who highlights the issues these residents face every day. She also highlights various government policies and their loopholes due to which these colonies do not get regularised. It seems the government should revise its policies to accommodate these colonies as well. And this will only happen when we all wake up and raise our voice against this ill-planning. #WakeUpIndia.