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Punjab govt approves master plans for eight towns

Business Standard:  April 05, 2011

New Delhi/ Chandigarh: The Punjab government today approved the master plans for the planned development of eight towns — Sultanpur Lodhi, Hoshiarpur, Tran Taran, Sangrur, Bhaga Purana, Rama Mandi, Kotkapura and Fatehgarh Sahib.

A decision to this effect has been taken in the meeting of Punjab Regional Town Planning and Development Board under the Chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Chief Minister’s residence this morning. Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Punjab government said that Badal directed PUDA(Punjab Uraban Development Authority) for zoning of the area near the historic Gurdawara Ber Sahib at Sultanpur Lodhi to prevent any haphazard residential construction.

It was also informed in the meeting that a Regulatory Wing of PUDA has been constituted to check unauthorised and illegal constructions falling in the jurisdiction of all the six authorities in their respective areas, in addition it would also ensure 100per cent compliance of all the by-laws in these areas.

The Chief Minister further asked the board to prepare new master plans for the big villages with population equivalent to a small town.

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