Builders in Ludhiana against new regularization policy, meet minister
Demanding changes in the existing policy for regularization of illegal colonies, builders met cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa on Thursday to object to a condition in the policy that builders who had applied in previous policies, and their application was rejected or pending would have to apply again. Meanwhile, not even a single application has been received by the municipal corporation or Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (Glada), though only ten days have passed since the present government came out with a new policy in this regard.
Members of Punjab Colonisers and Builders Association (PCBA) met the minister on Thursday for raising their issues. PCBA senior vice-president Gulshan Kumar said there were around 6,500 applications of builders pending with the government. These builders had applied after a policy was issued in 2013, and most colonies were developed between 1995 and 2013.