THE PUNJAB NEW CAPITAL (PERIPHERY) CONTROL ACT, 1952
This Act came into force when the city of Chandigarh was in the process being developed as a capital of Punjab. It was foreseen that the city will require more land for its future growth and , therefore, this Act was brought into force to prevent unregulated and haphazard growth around the city.
The Punjab Government have declared a belt of 16 kms around the Union Territory of Chandigarh as controlled area under section 3 of this Act. The controlled area has certain restrictions on change of land use and erection or reerection of structures. It is not permissible to any person to change the land use or to raise structure in contravention of these restrictions.