Punjab cabinet approves policy to regularize unauthorized colonies

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Chandigarh, Oct 3 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet on Wednesday approved a policy for regularization of unauthorized colonies developed in the state before March 19, 2018.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

“The move will give an opportunity for regularization to colonisers and residents who have failed to apply for either getting their unauthorized colonies regularized or unauthorized plots and buildings falling in unauthorized colonies compounded under previous policies, or whose application are pending,” a spokesperson for the Chief Minister’s Office said.

“Stringent action would be taken against the colonizer of a colony, which comes up after the cut-off date March 19, 2018, and also against those who do not apply for regularization,” it was decided in the cabinet meeting.

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The spokesperson said this policy would enable residents living in these colonies to get facilities of basic civic amenities like water supply, sewerage, electricity and road connectivity.

Highlighting the key features of the policy, the spokesperson said unauthorized colonies developed before March 19, 2018 will be regularized. Regularization charges earlier paid under the previous policies would be adjusted, he added.

The charges thus received from the regularization of the particular colony would be used for providing basic infrastructure to that specific colony only and payment of charges shall be made in installments.

–IANS

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