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Ludhiana, (Global news) Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister Aman Arora on Wednesday said that illegal colonies would soon become thing of past in Punjab and assured that the colonisers developing approved colonies would be facilitated as well as promoted by the Punjab government.

He also directed Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) to unleash development works under its jurisdiction on war footing. He also directed them to ensure that residents of all approved colonies get the best of facilities as the Bhagwant Mann led Punjab government is committed for wholesome development of the State.

Mr. Aman Arora said this while reviewing development works of GLADA at GLADA Office and later while interacting with colonisers and Resident Welfare Associations at Bachat Bhawan, here.

While charing a meeting with officials at GLADA building to review the development works, regularization of illegal colonies and financial position of urban body, the Cabinet Minister said that the Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government was making sincere efforts to ensure balanced growth of urban areas by ensuring effective mechanism.

He also directed the GLADA officials to carry out a detailed survey of all areas under their jurisdiction and carry out comprehensive development works, with focus on enhancing green cover. He also directed them to chalk out a strategy under which maximum funds are spent on infrastructure in approved residential colonies and industrial estates. He also directed them to find suitable places where new urban and industrial estates can be developed.

Further, the Minister emphasised that officers must not keep the funds stocked in the bank accounts for the sake of earning interest and asked them to use the money for development works in a planned manner for the benefit the residents of approved colonies. He also assessed the progress of various projects being implemented by GLADA including Government Senior Secondary School, Community Club, 100- Ft road, special park, construction of minor bridge, Recarpeting of Chandigarh road and other road and sewerage works.

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