"Punjab would like to encourage high-rise buildings. With the limited availability of land, the only answer is going vertical and the new policy will offer incentives to high-rise buildings," he said.
Announcing the construction of two lakh houses for the economically weaker section (EWS) within a year, Badal directed the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) to use the new building technology in such houses. "I have asked PUDA to study the suitability and economy of new technology for mass housing and submit a report in this regard," said Badal.
In response to a query on Punjab's security preparedness, he said, "There is no scope for the revival of terrorism. We are prepared. Punjab Police is vigilant enough."