GMADA Seals 30 Marriage Palaces in Mohali

Bookings for the upcoming wedding season are already on and all those who are looking for a wedding palace should be very careful while booking. 30 marriage palaces in Mohali area were sealed on Friday by GMADA (The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority). The palaces were sealed because the owners failed to procure an NOC (No objection Certificate).

Policy Framed By The Punjab Government

In 2012, The Punjab Government had framed a policy on the orders of the Punjab And Haryana high court. In the policy framed by the Punjab government, it was mandatory that the marriage owners will have to take clearances from eight departments. The marriage owners said that the Punjab government’s single window system which was started in 2012 failed to streamline.

President of SAS Nagar Marriage Palace Association said that the marriage season is around the corner and a lot of people have already booked the palaces for the functions. He said that The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) should grant more time to the owners who have applied and haven’t got the permission till now. He also said that GMADA should extend the date of submitting the NOC.

What GMADA Officials And Palace Owners Say

  • A Balongi Marriage palace owner said that sealing the marriage palaces is illogical as a lot of marriage palaces have applied for the permission from NHAI (National Highway Authority Of India), pollution department and the forest department and are waiting for clearances.
  • Chief Administrator of The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) said they issue the NOCs only after they have permission from relevant departments. He said that the marriage palaces have been sealed because the owners failed to submit the NOCSs.
  • GMADA has been reported that 60 hotels and eateries are functioning illegally. An action will be taken on these illegal hotels and eateries after the verification has been done.

The last day to procure an NOC was February 15, 2017. Since the owners failed to procure, GMADA issued NOC to 65 marriage palaces under its jurisdiction and sealed 30 of them.

Let’s hope that everything gets sorted in time so that the people who have booked marriage palaces for the functions don’t face any hassle.

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