The Patiala civic body is planning to increase the area under its jurisdiction. The areas having development with new buildings will come under the civic body corporation sometime soon.
From now onwards, the property owners of all buildings including the residential and commercial sites in these areas will have to pay taxes to the Patiala Civic Corporation. The PCB [Patiala Civic Body] will provide the owners with basic amenities such as sewerage and water connections.
The entire plan was discussed in the meeting that recently held between the members of Civic body, municipal councilors, mayor and MC Commissioner.
The Municipal Corporation plans to take Sirhind bypass, Rajpura road, Officer Enclave, Nabha road, remaining part of Hira Bagh Colony, Khedi Gujran road, Sangrur road, Bhadson road beyond the drain, and Sanaur road under its jurisdiction.
The Patiala civic body is also preparing a detailed report regarding the same and will soon submit it to the state government for the final approval.
G S Khaira, Patiala MC Commissioner said that the resolution in this regard was discussed in the recently held meeting but is yet to be passed and we are hopeful to get it passed in the next house meeting.
The proposal for extending limits is not new as the local bodies conducted a survey before the MC elections earlier during the delimitation process of Patiala. The proposal to increase area limitation under the Patiala Civic Body was dropped midway and the number of wards to be inducted were increased.
Earlier the areas to be inducted under the corporation were 50 which increased by 10 and tallies upto 60. Out of all these, eight wards were kept reserved for scheduled caste category and two for backward classes.