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HC vacates stay on CLU permissions by Haryana

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday vacated the stay imposed in the National Capital Region (NCR) areas falling under Haryana, which had restrained the latter from issuing change of land use (CLU) permissions to colonisers and acquiring land for various projects.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 20, 2015 22:25 IST
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The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday vacated the stay imposed in the National Capital Region (NCR) areas falling under Haryana, which had restrained the latter from issuing change of land use (CLU) permissions to colonisers and acquiring land for various projects.


The order came after the Haryana government told the court that shortcomings and irregularities pointed out in the sub-regional plans of various NCR towns by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) had been dealt with and these plans had been finalised in conformity with the regional plan for NCR at successive meetings held in the recent past.

The state government had submitted that it did not require the NCRPB’s approval for finalising sub-regional plans but admitted that these plans had to be in conformity with the board guidelines.

The government had argued that due to the HC order, it was not acquiring land for development works and was also unable to issue CLU permissions for projects such as hospitals. As a consequence of the order, development work was getting hampered in the 13 districts of the state falling under the NCR, the government had argued.

Following the submissions, the HC vacated the stay on granting CLU permissions, land acquisitions and other licences etc. and posted the matter for further hearing to July 7.

The issue of 7,000 natural conservation zones, identified in a survey by the National Remote Sensing Centre, is yet to be settled as the state has contested the number of these zones. The state government and the Union ministry of environment and forests are carrying out a field survey to ascertain the actual number of these zones.

The stay was imposed in January on a public interest litigation (PIL), wherein the petitioner had contended that the state government had notified sub-regional plans for various towns falling under the NCR without getting necessary approval from the NCRPB.

The petitioner had alleged that the government action could result in problems related to water supply and other civic amenities. It was being done by the government with the motive of granting licences to builders, which had resulted in mushrooming of colonies in NCR without there being proper infrastructure facilities such as roads, electricity, water etc., the petitioner had contended.

Sub-regional plans

The stay was imposed in January on a public interest litigation, wherein the petitioner had contended that the state government had notified sub-regional plans for various towns falling under the NCR without getting necessary approval from the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB)

The state government submitted that it did not require the NCRPB’s approval for finalising sub-regional plans but admitted that these plans had to be in conformity with the board guidelines

Haryana argued that as a consequence of the stay order, development work was getting hampered in the 13 districts of the state falling under the NCR.