New Delhi : The government yesterday approved denotification of 123 properties in Delhi under the control of the Land and Development Office to enable their title to be transferred to the Delhi Wakf board.
The decision will enable the Wakf Board to take a call on the properties including selling them. These properties are spread over prime locations in the capital. “The Cabinet has approved the denotification of 123 properties in Delhi under the control of the land and development office and DDA and allowing the title to revert to the Delhi Wakf board,” I&B Minister Manish Tewari told reporters here.
At present, about sixty of these 123 properties are owned by the Land and Development Office (L&DO) under the urban development ministry while the rest lies with Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
The minority affairs ministry had set up a committee of experts under the Central Wakf Council to evaluate the proposal. The expert committee backed the proposal.
Most properties are in and around Connaught Place, Mathura Road, Lodhi Road, Man Singh Road, Pandara Road, Ashoka Road, Janpath, Parliament House, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazaar, Darya Ganj and Jangpura.