An official spokesperson said, on Tuesday, Amarinder Singh Chief Minister of Punjab ordered a strict action against any further illegal colonization in the state.
Genuine buyers of plots in legal colonies should not face any harassment, he directed to the concerned departments.
The spokesperson said CM has issued the orders aimed at smooth-running urban development and removing illegal construction to the state government as well as the Department of Housing and Urban Department.
The chief administrators of the development authorities need to send updated lists of illegal colonies in their respective jurisdiction as well as within the municipal limits to the concerned deputy commissioners, CM directed.
The spokesperson said, as per the latest survey at present there are 7,301 illegal colonies in the state. Out of which 2,906 are within municipal limits and 4,395 are outside municipal limits.
Chief Minister has asked cabinet sub-committee inspecting the draft policy on this subject to study and provides their recommendations to the council of ministers in its meeting to be held in March.
Two meetings on this issue are already held by sub-committee.