The Punjab Government to develop new city near Mohali international Airport. The Punjab Urban Development & Housing Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa disclosed this after the first review meeting with the senior department officials. He said that this project would be developed in 5000 acres and the land for this project would be acquired under land pooling policy.The Minister further said that the 560 acre land in New Chandigarh would be acquired by the end of this year and more 272 acre land would be acquired in New Chandigarh which would be used for residential purposes. ‘New four lane road connecting New Chandigarh & SAS Nagar would be laid, added Tript Bajwa.Mr. Bajwa said that Punjab has become pioneer in uploading revenue based Master Plans and offering E-CLU (change of Land Use) in the country. So far, the department has uploaded 10 revenue based Master Plans on the department website for public reference. He said that master plans of all cities and towns based on revenue records would completed within two years.
He also said that all master plans would be uploaded on the departmental website to facilitate people. The Minister further disclosed that the department has switched over from manual action to e-auction for disposal of property by all development authorities in the state and E-CLU has also been implemented by department. He said that moving another step forward the department is coming up with the E-Licensing system with the implementation of this system the people would be able apply online and provisional license would be generated online. The Minister said that all these electronic online initiatives are being taken to save time and develop a hassle free people friendly system. Others prominent present in the meeting included Vini Mahajan Additional Chief Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department, Akash Goyal Additional Chief Administrator (F&A), Bhupinder Singh Additional Chief Administrator PUDA, Rajesh Dhiman Additional Chief Administrator GMADA, Pooja Sayal Estate Officer (Plots) and other senior officials of PUDA & GMADA.