Punjab govt goes for digitisation of master plan maps
Chandigarh- The people of Punjab will soon be able to get deemed E-Change of Land Use (CLU) approval of their land with the digitisation and web-based application of the cadastral maps of 23 notified and 21 ongoing master plans. A meeting of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Board, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, gave ex-post facto approval to the digitization, being conducted by Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC), Ludhiana.The digitization of cadastral maps of notified master plans is likely to be completed by December 31, 2017, while that of ongoing master plans is expected to be completed by March 31 next year, an official spokesperson disclosed after the meeting, which was attended by Local Bodies Minister, Navjot Sidhu, and others.The meeting was informed that a web/mobile based application was also being designed by PRSC Ludhiana which was likely to be functional by September 30, said the spokesperson, adding that the digitization and web application would help the public to get deemed E-CLU approval of their land.Out of the total expenditure of Rs 10.94 crore sought by PRSC, Ludhiana, Rs 5 crore as first installment has been paid, he added. Another issue discussed in the meeting related to provision of EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) Group Housing in Industrial Zones of all the master plans of the state. As many as 21 master plans allow EWS housing in Industrial Zones, he said. It was decided that in order to bring uniformity in all the master plans (except master plan Mohali and New Chandigarh), the provision of EWS housing in industrial zones may be incorporated in order to provide affordable housing to the poor.
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