Chandigarh, Feb 19 – One thousand illegal colonies set up in urban areas of Haryana will soon be regularized and all the basic amenities would be provided in these colonies.
While stating this today,Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mr Gopal Kanda said that all illegal colonies in several towns of the state for which the proposal had been received by the department would soon be regularize and given the status of regularized colonies.
Mr Kanda said that 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 yard. Housing Board would construct inexpensive flats on this area to allot to the poor people of the state living below poverty line.He said that sufficient funds would be released for the development of newly constituted municipalities.
He said that periphery of several towns of the state would also be expanded. Third State Finance Commission had been set up for exploring the other possibilities for increasing the revenue of Municipalities. A cleanliness project had been prepared for the cities and a huge amount would be spent on it. Two hydraulic platforms and over two dozen fire brigade vehicles had been purchased for ensuring the safety and security of the cities.
He said that Sirsa district alone has 43 such colonies which would be regularized.Sirsa city would be developed as a model city by making it clean and tidy. Sirsa district would be developed on the pattern of Baddi in Himachal Pradesh and concessions would be provided to set up industrial ventures. Mr Kanda said that he would speak to the Chief Minister in this regard. Works for the beautification of Sirsa city and development of auto market would be carried out on priority basis. The city would be made completely pollution free.