Chandigarh, June 08: Haryana government has decided to regularise unauthorised colonies in which construction had taken place on 50 per cent of the land, minister of state for urban development Subhash Goyal said here today.
He said government has decided in principle to the regularisation by levying development charges at the rate of Rs 120 per square yard in the municipal council and Rs 80 per square yard in the municipal committee.
The move would effectively tackle the menace of unauthorised colonies and regulate the future growth of towns thus benefiting 25 per cent of the urban population in the
state, Goyal said.
The government has amended Haryana Municipal Act, 1973, to deal with the menace of mushrooming of unauthorised colonies and powers and functions of the director, town and country planning, have now been assigned to director, urban development, He said.
The minister said all executive officers of municipal councils and secretaries of municipal committees have been directed to send the cases for regularisation of colonies
falling under their jurisdiction and fulfilling the prescribed criteria of 50 per cent construction.
He said the government had approved a liberal licensing policy for the municipal areas to ensure planned development of towns and checking the menace of unauthorised colonies, an official release said here.
A building plan advisory committee had also been constituted for scrutiny of building plans in the municipal areas, Goyal said.