Ludhiana | Issue of illegal colonies arises during MLA Sidhu’s visit to GLADA office, strict action recommended

High drama was witnessed when complainant Ajay Sharma, after learning about Sidhu’s visit, sat in protest outside GLADA’s office, Ludhiana, a few minutes before the legislator’s visit.

With Atam Nagar MLA Kulwant Sidhu conducting an inspection on Tuesday at the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) office on Ferozepur Road, the issue of illegal colonies came up with the visitors who complaints about alleged action by authorities.

High drama was witnessed when prosecutor Ajay Sharma, after learning about Sidhu’s visit, sat protesting outside GLADA’s office, a few minutes before the legislature’s visit. He blamed the officials hand in hand with the colonizers, who had regulated the colonies in the past by submitting stamped stamp papers.

A few Dugri residents also oppose alleged illegal construction of hospital in their neighborhood.

Sidhu took up the complaints with GLADA chief executive Sandeep Kumar and guaranteed action against illegal activities. Sidhu also interacted with the visitors at the office and directed the officials to get their work on priority.

He said the type of inspection was carried out on a few residents of the GLADA office, but nothing of that type was witnessed during the visit.

He further said that the issues regarding the construction of illegal colonies and problems faced by landlords in obtaining NOCs from their regular plots were also discussed by CA Kumar.

“The case regarding the illegal construction of colonies was taken up with CA Kumar and he took action against the complaints, including the complaint submitted by Sharma, on a priority basis. Furthermore, I also call on the residents to lodge a complaint with my office “if they find out about an illegal colony being established in their territory. Strict measures will also be taken if officials are found to be engaging in corrupt practices,” Sidhu said.

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