The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has revised the policy for grant of extension in time for construction on institutional sites.
The institutional sites are categorised into four. The first is of sites allotted to social, charitable, religious and philanthropic institutions and trusts. The other three categories are of educational institutions, sites in exclusive institutional sectors of HUDA and sites of government departments.
Earlier, for social and religious institutions, educational institutions and sites allotted in exclusive institutional sectors (except sector 32 and sector 44 of Gurgaon), the total period allowed for completing construction was five years from the date of possession of which three years was with the payment of extension fee.
According to the new policy, the total period of completing construction has been raised to seven years of which five years are with extension fee. Even then if the allottee fails to complete the construction, the estate officer would initiate resumption proceedings under section 17 of the HUDA Act.
For institutions in exclusive institutional sectors (except sector 32 and 44 of Gurgaon) in high potential zone, for first year of extension the rate of extension fee per square metre has been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 20, for second year from Rs 15 to Rs 30, for third year from Rs 20 to Rs 40, and for fourth year and fifth year to Rs 50 and Rs 60 per square metre, respectively.
For medium potential zone, for the first year of extension, the rate has been increased from Rs 8 to Rs 15, for second year from Rs 10 to Rs 20, for third year from Rs 15 to Rs 30, and for fourth and fifth year, Rs 40 and Rs 50 per square metre, respectively.
For those existing in low potential zone, for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth year of extension, the rates have been increased to Rs 10, Rs 15, Rs 20, Rs 30 and Rs 40 per square metre, respectively.
In case of Sector 32 and 44 of Gurgaon, a period of five years was allowed to allottees for completing construction. This period was further extendable to another three years, making the total period available for completing construction eight years.
It has been decided to grant extension of another two years, making the total period available for completing construction 10 years on payment of revised extension fee.
For these two sectors, the extension fee has been revised from Rs 10 to Rs 40 per square metre for the first year, Rs 15 to Rs 60 for the second year, Rs 20 to Rs 80 for the third year and Rs 100 and Rs 120 for the fourth and fifth year, respectively.
For sites allotted to government departments, the total construction period allowed earlier was five years with three years of extension fee.
Now, it has been decided that institutional plots allotted to government departments, board and corporations and public undertakings would be given an additional five years for completing construction on payment of double the extension fee prescribed for the previous year.
Hence, extension fee for the sixth year would be double the extension fee for fifth year and extension fee for seventh year would be double the extension fee of sixth year.
In case the allottee of institutional plot allotted to department of government or its organisations fails to complete construction within 10 years from the date of offer of possession, then the case of further extension in the time limit up to two years only could be considered by the authority if it is satisfied that such an extension was in the larger public interest.
Such an extension would be granted on payment of current price of the plot minus the price already paid by the allottee. In case the allottee fails to complete the construction within 12 years from the date of offer of possession, then the estate officer would initiate resumption proceedings under section 17 of the HUDA Act.