Lucknow: To ease the population pressure and to control the unplanned development in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government is working on the lines of National Capital Region (NCR) and plans to come up with State Capital Region (SCR).

According to sources, the state government is also mulling to bring changes in the land acquisitions laws and to attract farmers, it is likely to follow the Gujarat’s Land Pooling Scheme.

All this will come under the New Housing Policy which will be submitted to the Chief Secretary next week. With his nod, the proposal will be put forth before the Cabinet.

The policy also proposes to build a satellite town which will be situated 15-20 kilometres away from the city.

In the view of providing relief to people from problems like traffic jams, water logging etc, the satellite town will have all the basic and necessary facilities.

Further, the sources informed that for builders constructing apartments in the town, registration will be made mandatory.

State Capital Region

The National Capital region (NCR) was built to ease the population pressure on Delhi from the neighbouring states. Similarly, the UP government wants to build SCR to relieve the population inflow in Lucknow.

An authority will be set up which will look after the development of these towns coming within 50 kilometres of radius and will also see investment and creation of jobs. The SCR might include Barabaki, Unnav and Rae Bareli.

The new policy is likely to follow Gujarat’s Land Pooling Scheme, under which the development authority will reach an agreement with farmers to develop the latter’s land.

Registration for builders

Till now, there is no regulation for registration of builders due to which common people face problems. Since small builders had no agreement with development authority, they used to disappear after constructing apartments. Just to save people from difficulties, the government has decided to make mandatory registration for the builders.

JPN/Bureau