As many as 1,261 applications were received by the Rupnagar district authorities for regularisation of unauthorised residential colonies and individual properties under the revised policy of the state government.
Rupnagar deputy commissioner Pardeep Kumar Aggarwal confirmed the number after reviewing the progress of regularisation process at a meeting of the concerned officials, here on Saturday.
Aggarwal said there were 166 unauthorised colonies in Rupnagar district out of which 116 were in the Rupnagar sub division, 38 in Chamkaur Sahib, 5 in Anandpur Sahib and 7 in Nangal. As many as 486 applications were received in Chamkaur Sahib, 649 in Rupnagar, 57 in Anandpur Sahib and 66 in Nangal, he said.
The deadline for submission of applications by colonisers and individual property holders for getting their unauthorised constructions regularised had been extended to October 25, he informed, while urging the people living in unauthorised colonies to avail the opportunity and get their properties regularised as per the government policy.
The deputy commissioner said progress of the regularisation process would be reviewed during a meeting on October 17.
The meeting was attended by additional deputy commissioner Gurtej Singh, Rupnagar and Chamkaur Sahib sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Pushpinder Singh Kailey, Anandpur Sahib and Nangal SDM Neeraj Kumar Gupta, district town planner Suman Gupta and municipal council Nangal and Anandpur Sahib executive officer Bhupinder Singh, among others.