The Punjab government on Friday extended the deadline for applying for regularisation of illegal colonies, including residential plots and commercial buildings, to November 5 without penalty. After this date, such applications would be entertained till November 15 with penalty.
This decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the cabinet sub-committee headed by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. Finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa also attended the meeting, along with public works department (PWD) minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and local bodies minister Anil Joshi.
The earlier deadline in this regard was October 25.
After a detailed discussion on the issue, it was decided to extend the deadline for regularisation of illegal colonies due to the festive season and the busy schedule of people in view of Diwali and Vishwakarma festivals, a spokesman said here.
It was also decided that after November 5, applicants could apply to get their plots and houses regularised but with a 20% penalty as compounding fee on residential plots and 50% for unauthorised colonies and commercial sites till November 15.
There would be no further extension of the deadline, the spokesman added.