HC clears decks for work on Dwarka Manesar Expressway stretch

  • HT Correspondent, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 21, 2015 09:23 IST

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday vacated the stay on construction on a 2.5-km stretch of the Dwarka Manesar Expressway. The construction work on this stretch of the 18-km-long expressway got stuck after the high court stayed land acquisition on this portion in 2008, following a petition filed by affected landowners.

The high court division bench of justice SK Mittal and justice HS Sidhu vacated the stay after the government apprised the high court on Wednesday of the settlement plan worked out between various landowners and the government.

As many as 13 petitions were disposed of following the government's submissions on Wednesday.

Additional advocate general, Haryana, Amar Vivek told Hindustan Times, that about 700 people who had challenged the land acquisition process had accepted the government's rehabilitation package. As per the package worked out, oustees would get residential plots. Around 300 oustees of the total number would get free plots. Those who had built houses would get money spent on the construction. The government will get possession of vacant land immediately. Regarding the portions where houses were built, deadline of January 31 has been fixed to vacate the buildings. Further hearing in the case would take place on May 27.

Settlement plan

Terms and conditions agreed upon by landowners, govt

Alternative plot will be equal to ground coverage of existing residential house and it shall be free of cost

Petitioners will be entitled to compensation for vacant area of their plots, excluding the covered area of constructed inhabited house

The layout plan of the acquired land for the alternative allotment will be finalised within 3 weeks of the settlement. Demarcation will be done within another four weeks. Allotment will be made within 12 weeks from the date of settlement. Possession of alternative plot will be handed over to the petitioners immediately after demarcation and offering allotment, without formal carving out of plots by Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda). After delivering possession to the petitioners, Huda will carry out its development activities and provide services such as roads, water supply, sewerage, street lights etc. 6 to 9 months from the date of settlement.

Possession of vacant land plots will be taken immediately. For residential houses, the possession will be taken by January 31, 2016. Petitioners shall not sell alternative plots offered in lieu of constructed houses for three years from the date of possession.

Assessment of compensation for acquired land and buildings will be in accordance with provisions of Land Acquisition Act, 1894.

Sectors demarcated in Gurgaon for alternative allotment

Sector 110-A: For petitioners belonging to Chouma village, Pwala Khusropur and Gurgaon.
Sector 37-C: For residents of Tek Chand Nagar and remaining petitioners belonging to Choma village, Pwala Khusropur, Gurgaon and other areas.

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