Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
Read all Latest News and Updates from Gurgaon
Salute to assistant town planner Shail Bala who sacrificed her life fighting land encroachers
Salute to Shail Bala, assistant town planner from Himachal Pradesh who sacrificed her life fighting land encroachers.

Shail Bala was leading an anti-encroachment drive in Himachal's Kasauli on Tuesday which was tasked with razing all illegal and unauthorised structures in 13 hotels and resorts. It was during this demolition drive that hotel owner Vijay Singh shot dead government officer Shail Bala Sharma.

And in sharp contrast, town and country planning department officers of Haryana are working as agents of builders and land mafia. Cheating the industrial workers, department of town and country plannng, Haryana has issued licences for developing housing colonies and commercial projects in Sector 17 of Sohna on sixty acres of land which was reserved for rehabilitation of industrial workers in the master plan.

Shockingly, the licences were granted during the chief ministership of Bhupinder Singh Hooda, two months prior to the last Assembly elections in June 2014.

While campaigning during the Assembly polls in Haryana, addressing a public meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to probe all acts of land acquisition and land scams, once elected to power. However, instead of taking any action, the Haryana government converted the licence of the same builder from housing society to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Awas Yojna thus legalizing the illegal licence in thirteen acres of land. The said licence was converted in November 2017.

The builder's application for change of licence from housing to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Janawas Yojna for the remaining land is pending with director general and special secretary, town and country planning, KM Pandurang.

Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
Sign in to set your preference
merinews for RTI activists

Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.