Coming strongly on Haryana Urban Development Authority(HUDA) for failing to hand over the possession of around 1,800 plots to the allottees in Sector 57, Gurgaon, even after six years, the Punjab and Haryana high courts have put a stay on the allotment/reallotment of any residential plots in the sector.
The directions came from the division bench headed by Justice SK Mittal on a petition filed by one Anita Aggarwal of sector-31, Gurgaon.
In 2004, HUDA floated a scheme for the allotment of around 3,000 residential plots of various sizes in Sector 57. The draw of lots was conducted in February 2005 in which a plot measuring 220 sq. meters (10 marla) was allotted to Suchitra Varma from whom the plot was soon transferred to the petitioner(Anita Aggarwal).
Appearing on behalf of the petitioner, advocate Pankaj Gupta asserted that HUDA is only giving possession of the alternative plots to those who approach the high court and it has never cared to hand over the plots to others without any justifiable reason.
Despite the deposit of the entire price of the plot by the petitioner well within time, the petitioner has not been handed over the possession of the plot in question till date.
Moreover, on the basis of an RTI sought by one such allottee in November last year, it was known that for about 1,250 plots in Sector 57 the possession has already been given to the allottees out of which 532 plots are of 10 marla size each.
However, the RTI mentioned that delay in not offering possession to the applicant was because of the non-receipt of development works report from the concerned engineering wing of HUDA and the possession would be given after receiving the complete development works report from the concerned executive engineer.
The division bench has directed HUDA to file its proper reply within one month.