Panjab University (PU) has requested the board that has been formed to hear objections and suggestions regarding the draft of the Chandigarh Master Plan-2031 to allocate more land for construction of hostels and other facilities.
PU vice-chancellor AK Grover appeared before the board on Friday with a request to allocate 180 acres of land in PU's adjoining area.
The administration has in the past promised to meet the land requirements of Panjab University (PU) and the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) for boosting health and education in the city.
Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) chief administrator also appeared before the board with a suggestion for strengthening the road network between Chandigarh and Mullanpur by construction of additional roads.
The board headed by Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) chairman Satya Gopal comprises UT chief architect Sumit Kaur, UT secretary (information technology) Prerna Puri, UT chief engineer SK Chadda, former mayor Ravinder Singh Palli, commissioner Vivek Partap Singh and chief planner of the ministry of urban development (MoUD).
The urban planning department has received around 170 objections and suggestions. The draft will be notified only after getting a clearance from the committee.
Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, Federation of Sector Welfare Associations of Chandigarh, Chandigarh-Punjab chapter of Indian Institute of Architects, and the Institute for Spatial Planning and Environment Research, Panchkula, are among the prominent institutions and bodies that have taken part in the exercise of filing objections which started from November 22.