Regularization of unauthorized colonies in Jammu stayed by HC

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash informed the House that there are 31 authorized and 21 unauthorized colonies in Jammu city and its outskirts under the jurisdiction of Jammu Development Authority.

However she said that no colony has been regularized during the last ten years. She elaborated that the proposal for regularization of 21 un-authorized colonies has been prepared by JDA but the High Court in CMA No. 176/2014 WPPIL No. 19/2011 dated 17.12.2014 stayed the process.

Replying to a question by Sat Paul Sharma, the Minister said the authorized colonies of J&K Housing Board include Gandhi Nagar Jammu, Shastri Nagar Jammu, Channi Himmat Jammu, Patoli (Lakar Mandi) Janipur Jammu and Channi Rama Jammu.

Besides, there is only one un-authorized colony in J&K Housing Board i.e. Channi Rama Jammu (Khasra No. 331 & 332), she added and said that the ward wise detail of colonies yet to be regularized in Jammu Constituency included New Plot (left out) partly Ward No. 216 and partly Ward No. 17, vikas Nagar, Topsherkhania Ward No. 26, Chand Vihar Muthi Ward No. 67, Shant Nagar Ward No. 35, Indira Nagar (Janipur) Ward No. 34, Huyderpora (Janipur) Ward No. 36 and Puran Nagar (Bhagwati Nagar) ward No. 14.

However he said a committee under chairmanship of chief secretary has been constituted to frame the policy for regularization of JKHB colony Channi Ramma.