Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday decided to denotify the land acquired for the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal project with immediate effect and return it to its owners free of charge.
"The Punjab Cabinet today in public interest has decided that the land acquired for the SYL canal project is free from all encumbrances and stands denotified with immediate effect," the Chief Minister's Advisor on National Affairs and Media Harcharan Bains said.
The land shall forthwith vest with the original owners, their lineal descendants or legal representatives, "free-of- cost", he said.
The meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Necessary orders are being issued to bring the decision in effect immediately, Bains added.