The municipal corporation (MC) will take legal action against the colonisers who fail to pay the fee and submit the required documents for regularisation of colonies. According to the regularisation policy of the state government, residents as well as colonisers had to pay the fee for regularisation of unauthorised plots and colonies.
There were around 120 unauthorised colonies for which the colonisers had sought regularisation, but most of them have not submitted the required documents to complete the process.
The MC is now conducting meetings with these colonisers, who have been given one more week to submit all the required documents and fulfil other requirements.
Earlier, 328 unauthorised colonies were identified by the civic body. It, however, exempted some colonies constructed before 1995 from regularisation, said an MC official. There are still several illegal colonies for which the MC has not received an application for regularisation.
MC superintendent Rajiv Saggar said that they would conduct a new survey to identify those colonies for which the regularisation fee was not paid. He said discrepancies were found in documents submitted by most colonisers who applied for the regularisation of colonies. The deadline to pay the regularisation fee was April 30, 2015, he said.
An MC official said some residents of these colonies had paid the regularisation fee for their unauthorised plots, but the colonisers had failed to do so.
Municipal town planner Kamaljeet Kaur said: "Colonisers of two colonies in Zone A are not responding and the MC is planning to lodge an FIR against them. Besides we are inspecting the documents submitted by other colonisers and if they fail to submit the required documents in the given time, we will take legal action against them."
There was a provision under the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act to lodge an FIR against the violators, she said.
A resident of an unauthorised colony in Zone B, requesting anonymity, said: "I have paid the fees to get my plot regularised but there is no facility of water supply, sewage disposal, streetlights and other amenities in our colony. I don't know whether the colonisers are fulfilling the requirements or not. We want the government to provide us with basic facilities."
"Colonisers of two colonies in Zone A are not responding and the MC is planning to lodge an FIR against them. Besides we are inspecting the documents submitted by other colonisers and if they fail to submit the required documents in the given time, we will take legal action against them."
Kamaljeet Kaur, municipal town planner