NEW DELHI: Hundreds of allottees of DDA’s 1981 Rohini scheme staged a protest at Jantar Mantar on Sunday. They claimed the land-owning agency has not provided basic facilities like electricity, water, sewer etc at the site despite taking lakhs for the plots. Following the Supreme Court’s order, DDA had started the allotment of plots to the 11,000-odd allottees of the scheme in November last year. The allottees said they can’t start construction work on the site as it lacks basic infrastructure. “How will we construct our house when there is no water, electricity or sewer? They have cheated us,” said Rajkumar Jain, secretary of Rohini Residential Scheme 1981 Association.
Jain had deposited close to Rs 15 lakh last year for the plot. The protesters want the DDA to immediately start work on sewer and water pipeline, and construct approach roads.
According to the court orders, about 1,400 allottees will be given the plots this year. The process is yet to start. “I’m in my 70s. When will I get the plot? It is a joke for DDA. People have invested their life’s earnings and they are not bothered, ” said Captain (retd) MS Uppal, president of Rohini Residential Scheme 1981 Association.
The allottees also said that DDA officials are unwilling to address their problems and are “unnecessarily complicating the process”. “Why can’t they just simplify it? Most of the allottees are old. Now that we have deposited the money, they should help people settle in the area. We want the government to direct DDA to start development work in the area,” said Jain.
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