22 july : All those who have encroached upon government land and are not part of the biometric survey will have to move out of the government lands as the Administration is planning to launch a massive anti-encroachment drive in different areas of the city including colony No. 5 which is the major problem area. It was decided in the meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Home Secretary Chandigarh Administration today.
It was directed by the Home Secretary that all those who are part of the biometric survey should be issued necessary slips so that they can be segregated from the rest and these outside the survey should be asked to move out immediately.
It was also decided that a systematic anti encroachment drive would be launched at village Palsora and other areas occupied by the Kabaris. In case of Palsora, it was informed that the land has already been acquired by the government and compensation has already been given to the land owners, still land worth several hundred crores worth has been encroached by the Kabaris and other people during the last few years.
The unauthorized colony behind the slaughter house in the Industrial Area will be the next place where anti encroachment drive would be launched. All those who are part of the biometric survey would be allotted slips and will be moved to some other locations and the rest should be asked to move failing which action including registration of criminal cases would be initiated.
It was decided that action regarding removal of security tents and other structures from different places should be intensified and gradually all the government land being occupied by security personnel and other staff should be got vacated.
It was informed by the nodal officers that as a result of pressure being maintained by various enforcement agencies, the rate of further encroachment and unauthorized constructions has come down drastically.