• HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT, REVENUE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WORKING IN TANDEM TO FRAME A TRANSPARENT SYSTEM
Chandigarh, August 29:
In order to stop illegal & haphazard development in the urban areas, Punjab Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann led state government is all set to bring a comprehensive Real Estate policy, disclosed Mr. Aman Arora, Minister for Housing and Urban Development.
He was presiding over a high-level meeting with senior officials of Revenue & Rehabilitation Department and Real Estate Developers at Punjab Bhawan here, on Monday. He asked the Real Estate Developers to submit their representation to Additional Chief Secretary-cum-FCR Mr. Anurag Agarwal for their queries and problems.
The Cabinet Minister assured the Real Estate Developers that their all legitimate demands will be considered sympathetically and he will discuss it with the Chief Minister, who is personally supervising the every development in this regard. He asked the developers to make sure that the interests of property buyers should be protected.
Interacting with media persons after the meeting, Mr Aman Arora said that the previous governments have created a mess in the name of urban development, which resulted in mushrooming of around 14000 illegal colonies in the state. Mann Government is fully aware of all the problems being faced by the common man and it would bring a comprehensive policy to clean this messy system so as to ensure planned development in the state, besides keeping a check on loot of people in this business.
On a question of making NOC compulsory for property registration, the cabinet minister said that this issue would also be resolved soon as Punjab Government’s three departments Housing & Urban Development, Revenue and Local Government are working in tandem to sort it out at the earliest.
Additional Chief Secretary-cum-FCR Mr. Anurag Agarwal, Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Ms. Surabhi Malik and other senior officials of Revenue department were also present in the meeting.