Mohali all set to execute need-based policy for houses
PUNJAB : MOHALI: The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (Gmada) has completed all modalities for the execution of the much-awaited need based policy for houses.
Under it, owners of independent houses and flats could be able to construct third floor and other categories a room in their backyard.
A senior Gmada official told TOI that door-to-door survey was complete and they have met all resident welfare associations (RWAs) working on the ground level.
“Everything from our side is complete. Now, deputy chief minister is going to check the modalities completed by us and the conclusion we have reached. Approval to the long-pending demands of the residents for need-based policy will be given in a meeting to be held shortly. It will come as a relief for house owners keen to renovate their houses.”
A Gmada team had carried out a detailed survey in phases I, II, VI, IX, X, XI and Sector 70.
The need-based policy was supposed to be implemented in February but was delayed as Gmada had not receive suggestions from the residents.
Gmada then decided to carry out a door-to-door survey seeking suggestions.
Under the proposed policy, residents of LIG, HIG, MIG, and super MIG houses could be allowed to construct a room in their back yard and one more room on first floor.
The maximum height of the roof would be 10 feet. For independent category houses and flats, construction on third floor could be allowed. Residents would have to acquire ‘Building structure certificate’ from the architect. It was expected that those who had already modified their houses without prior permission would also get relief.