Chandigarh: The Haryana government plans to
regularise more than 1,000 illegal colonies in urban areas and
provide them with all basic amenities.
All illegal colonies in several towns of the state for
which the proposals have been received would soon be
regularised, Urban Local Bodies minister Gopal Kanda said here
Kanda said it has been decided to give 50 per cent area
reserved for the weaker sections in the residential colonies
to the Haryana Housing Board at a rate of Rs 500 per square
The housing board would construct inexpensive flats on
this area for allotment to the poor in the state, an official
release said quoting him.
Kanda said sufficient funds would be released for the
development of newly-constituted municipalities. Third State
Finance Commission had been set up for exploring possibilities
for increasing the revenue of the civic bodies, he said.
He said that periphery of several towns of the state
would also be expanded.