Illegal colony under civic body scanner

Illegal colony under civic body scanner

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Hoshiarpur, September 12

After failure to check construction work on an illegal colony for months, the Hoshiarpur Municipal Corporation (MC) is set to take action against the colony developer under the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995.

On June 16, the MC assistant town planner (ATP) wrote to Avtar Singh, the owner of Guru Nanak Colony, Adamwal Road, Bahadurpur, that no colony would be regularised on or after March 19, 2018. According to the letter, Avtar had applied for regularisation on October 18, 2018. Despite ATP’s warnings, the levelling work continues on site. The revenue department has also done land registrations in the illegal colony, Tehsildar Harminder Singh admitted.

MC Commissioner Balbir Raj Singh said, “We have written to the sub-registrar (to stop the registration of the land) and to the police to take legal action against the owners.” — OC

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