Panchkula civic body opts for land pooling to set up 24 sectors

3/3/2022 2:35:00 PM

For the first time, Panchkula Municipal Corporation is planning to make new residential sectors in the district with land pooling schemes on the lines of of Punjab and Gujarat. Panchkula mayor said that the agenda in this regard will be taken up in the upcoming house meeting on March 7 and sent to the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) head office for approval. Elaborating on the plan, mayor Kulbhushan Goyal said that till now HUDA and Housing Board were making residential sectors. The mayor said that under Section 42-A, clause 42 (1) of MC Act 1994, development of urban area falls under the MC. He added that the civic body would use the masterplan of the Urban Complex planned in Kot and Billa villages in 2013 to make 24 residential sectors. The MC will use the land pooling scheme similar to Gmada (Greater Mohali Development Authority) to develop the sectors. Local villagers will be requested to pool land for development of new sectors and an agreement will be signed with them for development of the area. The MC plans to hire consultants to ensure the success of the plan. The mayor said, "Many villagers are interested in developing their area under the land pooling scheme, under which the land owner will be given one 1,000 to 1,200 square yard plot inside the sector and the MC will not have to pay any amount to the land owner. There will be no enhancement like problems that will occur in the future". He further said that the proposal would be shared with councillors in the upcoming house meeting. After discussions and their approval, the proposal will be sent to ULB for approval. Source: ET Realtty