“I don’t fight elections for the sake of fighting next elections but for leaving a transparent and corruption free legacy for the next generation. The emphasis on the aspect of e-Governance is being laid with a view to modernize the infrastructure in all the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the state and it is a tool for increasing transparency in the overall functioning of the department.” These views were expressed by the Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu here today at Municipal Bhawan while addressing the architects as well as the Commissioners of all the Municipal Corporations of Punjab on the occasion of a workshop regarding the Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS).Divulging more, the minister said that the OBPAS would be rolled out on the 15th of August and it would be a purely online platform. Terming it as the revolutionary project with the potential to change both the face and fate of Punjab, the minister said that it is a one stop place for all the architects/citizens to submit drawings/documents for the building plan approval and would cater to the 165 ULBs as well as the 27 Improvement Trusts. Mr. Sidhu further said that there would be a 5 step process with regard to the OBPAS. Listing out the benefits of this unique project, the minister said that with its operationalization the common people would not have to make the endless rounds of the government offices to get their maps/drawings approved thus saving their precious time and energy.On the occasion, Principal Secretary Local Government Department, Punjab, Mr. A. Venu Prasad, Director Local Government Mr. Karnesh Sharma, Mayor MC Amritsar Mr. Karamjit Singh Rintu, Mayor MC Ludhiana Mr. Balkar Singh, Commissioners of Municipal Corporations, Deputy Directors of the department and Architects in large number were also present.