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Punjab to develop 50 new Urban Estates

Posted on Feb 13, 10:55AM | UNI

Chandigarh, Feb 12 : In a bid to further develop the urban areas in a holistic manner, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today gave a go-ahead signal to the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) to establish 50 new Urban Estates at various identified sites across the state.

These Urban Estates would be set up under the jurisdiction of six developmental authorities of Mohali, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala and Bathinda.

A decision to this effect was taken by Mr Badal during a meeting with the Chief Administrators of various authorities held here.

Mr Badal also asked PUDA to soon finalise the Housing Policy 2013. He also approved Rs 1250 crore project to construct 5000 affordable houses for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of the society at four sites in Mohali.

The Chief Minister asked Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to expedite the work on the Rs 800 crore Punjab Premium Apartments Project Mohali over an area of 36.15 acres to construct 1620 apartments ready for possession by 2015.

He also approved to extend this scheme to construct more apartments.

The Chief Minister also directed the Chief Administrators of the various development authorities to ensure strict implementation of the master plans in the towns and cities under their jurisdiction to give further impetus to the planned urban development in the state.

He said that these master plans would not only ensure the integrated and planned development of the cities and the towns but also stall their unplanned and haphazard growth.