Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has issued directions to officers of assorted sister our bodies beneath PUDA and Town Planners throughout the state for fixing/freezing boundaries of unlawful colonies through the use of Google Earth information which is necessary as per the ‘Regularization of illegal/unauthorised colonies policy of 2018’.
According to this coverage, solely these unlawful colonies could be regularised which had come into existence earlier than March 19, 2018, after paying the composition charge to the federal government and submitting all of the required paperwork.
Under the 2018 coverage, “Development of unauthorized colony” means the method of growing a colony by subdividing land bodily, together with by the use of demarcating katcha roads or by developing pucca roads or the place stone steel has been laid out or the place companies like water provide, sewer, electrical, parks or water works or sewer remedy plant or boundary wall or any certainly one of these actions have been carried out or are within the technique of being carried out.” The instruction issued by PUDA on June 21 additional reads that one of the best obtainable supply right now to determine the boundaries of colonies as on March 2018 is the historic information of ‘Google Earth Pro/satellite tv for pc information already procured by division (if obtainable).
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PUDA instructed its officers throughout the state that satellite tv for pc information (if obtainable)/picture offered by Google Earth Pro as of March 2018 must be used whereas fixing the boundaries of colonies as on March 19, 2018. And if March 2018 picture isn’t obtainable, then the satellite tv for pc picture of the closest earlier date be used and a committee headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development)/Additional Chief Administrator with the district city planner involved and others officers ought to look at the case and move a talking order for freezing the boundaries in line with the details/circumstances of that case.
An knowledgeable on the difficulty stated that together with these directions, the Girdawari (survey of the land) of land previous to March 2018 also needs to be thought of whereas fixing the boundaries of such unlawful colonies.
“Issuing of these instructions, which have already been mentioned in clear-cut and detailed manner in the 2018 policy for the regularisation of the illegal colonies, after four years of this policy again reflects the callous attitude of the officials for not implementing the policy in a proper manner in the past four years because of which the same instructions are being issued now,” stated a senior officer in PUDA, including that the federal government also needs to get it checked whether or not Google pictures have been thought of in case of these unlawful colonies which have been regularised in all these 4 years or not.
“Government officials are ridiculously exposing the workings of their own departments on how they have been ignoring the already available instructions for freezing the boundaries,” stated Advocate Mukesh Verma of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Besides this, the 2018 coverage additionally says that the situation plan of the colony, web site plan, structure plan together with the numbering of the plots of the colony superimposed with Khasra plan and Google picture, and so forth., have to be submitted by the developer/colonisers/resident welfare association of the plot holders of such colonies.