Punjab Urban Development Authority

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Punjab Urban Planning & Development Authority (PUDA), a state level development agency, constituted primarily to promote well planned and well-designed urban development, provide quality urban infrastructure both and social and physical, ensure quality of highest order in urban areas of Punjab

PUDA has six development authorities under its jurisdiction which includes Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority, Patiala Urban Planning and Development Authority, Amritsar Development Authority, Jalandhar Development Authority, Bhatinda Development Authority, and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority.

A large number of colonies under the GLADA are categorized as unauthorized colonies. The total area of unauthorized colonies in Ludhiana district is 5,740 acres of the value of ₹ 11,614 crore.

The total area of colonies categorized as unauthorized in Jalandhar district is 462 acres and of the value of ₹ 935 crore. In Moga district, the unauthorized colonies have encroached upon 700 acres of land and of the value of ₹ 1,416 crore.

In Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, the unauthorized colonies have encroached upon 125 acres of land and of the value of ₹ 53 crore. 310 acres of land of the value of ₹ 627 crore in the Ferozepur district is under encroachment by unauthorized colonies.

The unauthorized colonies are illegally built up and have encroached the public land. These vast tracts of land must be free from the encroachments done by these colonies. The PUDA must regularize these colonies or evict these colonies from the public land.

Refer to the table and accompanying map for the details

[1] Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA)
# District Area (acre) Value (₹ crore)
1 Jalandhar 462 935
2 Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar 125 253
3 Ferozepur 310 627
4 Ludhiana 5,740 11,614
5 Moga 700 1,416
Total 7,337 acre ₹ 14,845 crore
  1. Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority "GLADA"