Punjab gives golden chance to regularise illegal colonies
The state government has given a golden chance for regularisation of the unauthorised colonies that were constructed before April 1, 2013. The promoters of only those colonies where 65% area has been built can apply for regularisation.
The promoters can send applications for regularisation of colonies and plots as the government extended the deadline to February 5.
According to the orders by the chief town planner, the promoters of those unauthorised colonies that were constructed before April 1, 2013, and where 65% area had been built could apply for regularisation.
Besides, owners of plots where the construction had taken place on 25% area in any category colony can apply for regularisation at the office of authority concerned.
There are hundreds of unauthorised colonies under Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) and municipal corporation. The residents of these colonies have been demanding that the authorities provide them basic amenities.
Rajat Sood, a local, said, “It is a good decision by the state government as some residents living in unauthorised colonies can get benefit of the scheme. But the government should make the conditions easier so that people in other unauthorised colonies can also benefit. Roads, water supply, sewerage system, streetlights and other basic amenities are the main requirements at unauthorised colonies.”
Municipal town planner Kamaljeet Kaur said they had told assistant town planners to receive applications and motivate people to apply for regularisation. She said in case people faced problems, they could contact the authorities.
GLADA estate officer Navraj Singh said they had directed the staff concerned about the regularisation.
Sources said there are only a few unauthorised colonies where 65% area had been built.