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Huda offers double the market price to acquire land for master roads in Gurgaon

Moving a step closer to providing basic infrastructure in Gurgaon’s new sectors, Huda is soon going to complete the land acquisition for master roads in the sectors 68-74 along the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR).

The compensation award for the land acquisition is likely to be announced soon, after which the state government will transfer the amount in the account of the land owners. Thereafter, Huda will take possession of the land to start construction of master roads.

“There were several litigations related to land acquisition. We’ve resolved these legal issues. In the coming weeks, compensation will be awarded for land acquisition for master roads of sector 68-74,” said Huda land acquisition officer Kulbir Singh Dhaka, adding they will complete the process in two months.

To complete the acquisition for master roads of sectors 58-115, Huda had divided the sectors into five different zones – 58-67, 68-74, 75-80, 81-90 and 91-115. Acquisition was first completed for master roads of sectors 75-115. Recently, Huda completed acquisition for sectors 58-67.

All this acquisition has put an additional burden on cash-strapped Huda, which is first focusing on acquisition to complete the master roads in new sectors.

It is planning to complete the master roads at the earliest, as several thousand people have already moved into their homes in these new sectors.

A Huda official said under Haryana’s Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, compensation for land acquisition, whether rural or urban, should be twice the market value of the plot. So under the new Act, the government has been forced to pay double the market price.

“To acquire land for master roads in new sectors, Huda is paying around Rs 10 crore per acre on an average, though, the market rate of land in these sectors is around Rs 5 crore per acre. This includes enhanced compensation and interest. And given the slowdown in Gurgaon’s real estate sector, developers are not showing interest in buying land even at market price,” said the official.

But there is a silver lining. The high rate of compensation is encouraging farmers to part with their land and end litigation challenging acquisition. “The high compensation rate has considerably brought down number of court cases,” said Huda land acquisition officer Dhaka, adding many owners are withdrawing their cases challenging acquisition, and opting for compensation.

“Land owners who had obtained stay orders from court against acquisition, have approached us and agreed to part with the land to Huda. Many have even got their stay orders vacated,” said Dhaka. As a result, almost 60% of owners have agreed to accept compensation for land acquired to build the new road connecting SPR with NH-8.

Dwarka Expressway: Huda completes allotment of alternative plots to oustees despite protest

Amidst protest and boycott of oustees from New Palam Vihar, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) on Monday completed third and final draw, under heavy police security, for allotting alternative plots to oustess of Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) also known as Dwarka Expressway. Oustees are now planning to move court to challenge the draw.

Large number of oustees from New Palam Vihar reached GymKhana Club, venue for the draw, and stormed inside the hall in an attempt to stop the draw, which they claimed was illegal and in violation of the final terms of settlement agreed between oustees and Huda. Irked with the behaviour of oustees, Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav warned of legal action for disrupting the government works. Following police was called to control the protestors.

Rishi Raj Rana, who was leading the protest, alleged Huda is conducting draw in violation of agreed terms and condition, so all the oustees including those who have been allotted alternative plots have boycotted the draw. “We are going to challenge the draw in court,” said Rana adding that they will challenge draw on three grounds—all the oustees were not given alternative plots, even the people who were not coming in the alignment of NPR were given altenative plots in the draw and Huda has increase or decrease the size of alternative plots.

Around 365 oustees from New Palam Vihar had applied for alternative plots out of which 90 (who had registry of property) were allotted alternative plots on July 31 and 75 oustees, who don’t had registry but have constructed houses, were allotted alternative plots on Monday. Around 200 oustees with open plots were left out of the draw as Huda rejected their claims for alternative plots.

“Huda is trying to divide the oustees, first they said only people with registry will be given alternative plots, then they agreed to give plots of general power of attorney (GPS) and special power of attorney (SPA) holder also, now they are saying only people with constructed houses will get plots,” said Hari Singh, osutees from New Palam Vihar.

Jitendra Prasad, another oustees, said attempts of Huda to divide osutees will fail. “All the oustees who have been allotted alternative plots and those who have been denied have boycotted the draw,” said Prasad adding that none of them will vacate the land till Huda give alternative plots to all oustees.

Undeterred by the protest and boycott Huda completed the draw and allotted alternative plots to 75 oustees of NPR in sector 110-A (40 oustees) and sector 37-C (30 oustees). Huda administrator Yashapal Yadav said this was final draw, all the eligible oustees have been given alternative plots. “Now we are hoping to complete the road by March 2017,” said Yadav adding that oustees will be given six month time for relocation after which Huda will take possession of land and complete the road construction in remaining portion.

“As per the final terms of settlement all the oustees with constructed residential houses was to be given alternative plots equivalent to ground coverage of their plot and compensation for remaining land and construction. The clause 2 of settlement has provision for compensation to open plots as per the Relocation and Rehabilitation Policy of 2010,” said Yadav adding that there is no provision for alternative plots for open plots. The compensation will be given to open plots holder.

Source – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Dwarka-Expressway-Huda-completes-allotment-of-alternative-plots-to-oustees-despite-protest/articleshow/53914610.cms?

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