GLADA cracks the whip to make developers fall in line

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The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) means business and might not allow unscrupulous developers/ promoters of colonies to have a free run. This has to turn out to be clean via registration of 3 criminal instances for improvement of unlawful colonies at Noorwala and Partap Singh Wala at the periphery of the city in advance this week.

Though GLADA officers – maximum of them have been busy with the continuing Lok Sabha elections manner until now – are tightlipped over the issue, sources suggest that a coverage decision has been taken to crack the whip on builders, who aren’t coming forward to get their present unlawful colonies regularised below the coverage formulated using the country government.
Earlier, on developers’ demand, the Punjab Government had prolonged the last date for regularisation of unlawful colonies from February 18 to June 30, 2019, underneath the policy notified on October 19, 2018.

However, the submission of virtually 300 abnormal applications for regularisation of colonies out of overall variety standing at around 2,000 really indicates that builders aren’t eager to avail of this one-time possibility.
On reluctance of developers to get their colonies regularised, GLADA officials preserve that they, having sold an important part of their plots and properties in illegal colonies, were now not prepared to spend extra money from their own pockets for regularisation. However, builders blame the procedural tangles and bureaucracy for the brand new coverage’s failure to draw developers.

GS Lamba, standard secretary of Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association, the consultant frame of Realtors, said, “Developers at big are happy over certain features (of the coverage), which includes permission for manual submission of applications at Sewa Kendras and detailed branches of the HDFC Bank, except on-line submission, acceptance of programs in unmarried set in the vicinity of eight sets and permission to add multiple application from unmarried email ID.”

“However, a few different important troubles are still unaddressed,” he introduced.

“The important hurdle is confusion over waiver of hobby on pending dues for packages submitted for regularisation by using builders underneath previous guidelines. The authorities have issued commands for waiving off the interest component (ratified vide Directorate of Town and Country Planning, Punjab letter No. 957-62/CTP-(PUDA)-SP-176 dated February 12, 2019) while officers of development government, which includes GLADA, are not organized to accept this selection,” some other town-based colonizer Gulshan Kumar stated even as alleging that the dealing group of workers and GLADA officers were additionally elevating needless objections all through the processing of programs.

Some other gamers in reality region pointed out that diverse different troubles like a different charge of development expenses for colonies positioned inside and out of doors the city limits, simplification of technique, unmarried window gadget and formation of a kingdom assets board for better coordination among builders and regulatory bodies have also been retaining the candidates away.

They asserted that except important amendments had been carried out within the coverage in consultation with the stakeholders. With no similar delay, the policy could fail to attain its favored objectives.