The UT administration has initiated a move to get the ban imposed by ministry of home affairs (MHA) on land acquisition lifted.
The ban has led to delay in acquisition of land for important projects, including those meant to provide essential services to the public.
In a letter send to the administration on August 26, 2011, the MHA had directed the administration to put all land acquisitions on hold.
The administration has now written to the ministry, requesting for permission or relaxation in ban so as to enable it to acquire land for important projects hanging fire for the past many years.
The administration plans to acquire 1.89 acres for widening of road from railway point in Daria village and 3.32 acres for providing connectivity with route number 2 to Daria and Mauli Jagran.
The authorities intend to acquire another 2.12 acres for widening V3 road on Paschim Marg between Sector 38 and Sector 38 West and for improving infrastructure in Shahpur village.
The project of laying storm water drainage (SWD) for 169 one-room tenements in Mauli Jagran has been stuck up due to the ban. For linking airfield and transit camp, authorities plan to acquire 5.53 acres at Hallomajra.
Some other projects yet to take off due to the ban include development of community centre-cum-vocational training institutes at Hallomajra, additional route from Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) sheds to Hallomajra village, identification and procurement of new dumping site for future use and allotment of land to welfare rehabilitation board of ITBP.
According to senior officials, the MHA would consider their request as no further development work could be possible without fresh acquisition of land.
Despite repeated attempts, UT finance secretary VK Singh and UT land acquisition officer Tilak Raj could not be contacted for comments.
Projects hanging fire
1.89 acres for widening road from railway point
2.12 acres for widening V3 road on Paschim Marg
Land for laying storm water drainage (SWD) in Mauli Jagran
Development of community centre-cum-vocational training institutes at Hallomajra
Additional route from Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) sheds to Hallomajra village
Identification and procurement of new dumping site for future use
Allotment of land to welfare rehabilitation board of ITBP