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Villages on Patiala’s periphery not keen on inclusion in MC limits

The periphery villages seem to have dumped municipal corporation’s latest move to extend its limits.

punjab Updated: Sep 26, 2016 14:42 IST
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“We will now go ahead with this project only if people are interested,” PS Gill, MC commissioner, said.
“We will now go ahead with this project only if people are interested,” PS Gill, MC commissioner, said.(HT Photo)

The periphery villages seem to have dumped municipal corporation’s latest move to extend its limits.

Suspected to be apprehensive about the imposition of the municipal taxes, none of the 19 villages, which were planned to be included into MC’s boundaries, has passed the resolution to this effect despite repeated request by the civic body in past two months.

It was on August 2 that the MC got in-principle approval from the state government to extend its limits by incorporating city’s peripheral areas, which was said to have political backing of local Akali leaders.

To avoid the confrontation with people ahead of the assembly elections, the state government sought the advanced resolution from the panchayats so that it could get a sense of how many

villages are interested in being part of MC’s proposed extension plan.

MC Commissioner PS Gill said despite their repeated request, no village panchayat has sent its resolution so far. “We will now go ahead with this project only if people are interested,’’ he said.

Out of 19 villages, five each fall in Samana, Sanaur, and Patiala rural assembly segments while four are from Ganaur segment. Some of these villages are Baran, Kherigujran, Jasssowal, Sidhuwal, Sullar, Ghalouri, Dhamomajra, Chora, Malomajra, Nurkherian, Nasserpur and Hassanpur.

The residents of the urban estate, which have been proposed to be part of MC’s new limits, are also against MC’s move.

Sources said the local leaders of the ruling party which were earlier interested in extending the limits stepped back following resistance from the public.