HUDA issues notices to defaulting plot owners

GURGAON: To tide over its financial crises, Huda has finally cracked the whip on land allottees — it has issued notices to 1,052 plot owners in 10 different sectors of Gurgaon to recover dues and threatened to seal their properties if they fail to settle the same. Officials said Rs 424 crore is left to be recovered as additional charge for plot from these allottees.

Huda allots plots in its sectors on the condition that it would charge additional amount for the land in future, if in case farmers whose land was acquired for the sectors managed to get an enhancement in the compensation amount from the court. Over the years farmers have managed to get an enhancement of compensation through court order and Huda had already paid the additional compensation to them. Against this Huda had collected additional charges from the allottees in past. But around 1,052 allottees from sectors — 27, 30, 38, 42, 43, 45, 47, 51, 52 and 57 — have not yet paid their dues.

“Now we have served on them a final notice to settle their dues, else action will be taken,” said a senior Huda official. “The notices have been issued under sections 17(1) and 17(2) of the Huda Act 1977. If the plot holders fail to pay the dues, resumption proceedings will be initiated without any delay,” he added.

The urban development body has to recover around Rs 3,333 crore of dues from across the state, from people who have been allotted plotsresidential, commercial, industrial, institutional, social, religious, charitable, petrol pumps, shopping mall etc — and have not paid for years.

Explaining the reason behind accumulation of such a huge amount of dues, the Huda official blamed juniors. “It has been experienced that our dues stand unrecovered for years as we do not adopt the complete procedure under the provision of prescribed law. We only issue notices and in most of the cases properties were not attached, as per the law, even after non-reply of notices, “ he said.

“If we manage to recover all these dues, then it will infuse much-needed fund into the system,” he added.

Credits ET Realty

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