HUDA completed allotment of alternative plots to build roads

GURGAON: Huda on Wednesday completed the allotment of alternative plots for residential houses whose land has been acquired to build master roads in sectors 81-95. These roads will ease connectivity of these sectors with NH-8 and Dwarka expressway.

Construction of master roads in these sectors, which have several residential and commercial projects, was held up due to pending litigation regarding land acquisition. There were around 20 cases against land acquisition, most of which were resolved after Huda agreed to allot alternative plots equivalent to the ground covered by the houses to be demolished.

“Alternative plots have been allotted to oustees from sectors 81-95 in Sector 37C, through a draw of lots. This will expedite completion of the proposed master roads and improve connectivity of these areas with NH-8 and Dwarka expressway,” said Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav, adding they are going to hold a meeting on August 8 to review and expedite the development work in these sectors. Master roads of these sectors are likely to be completed by year-end, he said.

Excited with the development, Sunil Sharma, a Sector 84 resident, said many housing projects have come up in these areas, and people have already started moving in some of them. “Several thousand people are already living in these areas. Many times more are expected to move in soon,” said Sharma.

Infrastructure development is incomplete in several new Gurgaon sectors (58-115), mainly due to Huda’s resource constraint. During his recent Gurgaon visit, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the sectors would be divided among four zones, to ease out development in a phased manner. The four zones would consist of sectors 58-67, sectors 68-80, sectors 81-95 and sectors 96-115.

Khattar admitted at the time that infrastructure development in new sectors is complicated, due to Huda’s resource constraint, lag in recovery of external development charge (EDC) and infrastructure development charge (IDC) from developers, and grievances of builder-buyers in these areas. “It’s difficult to develop infrastructure, resolve builder-buyer issues and collect pending EDC at the same time over such a large area. Besides, a huge amount of funds will be required to develop so much infrastructure over such a large area. This is why the authority has planned for phase-wise development,” said a Huda official, adding they will focus on all issues of areas under one phase, at a time.

He, though, clarified that issues like land acquisition for roads will receive priority in all sectors. “Master roads will be built in all sectors, as early as possible. Other development work will be carried out in a phased manner,” he said.

Credits ET Realty

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