DDA orders joint inspection to find ‘missing road’ in South Delhi’s Alaknanda
The residents of CR Park and Alaknanda have been protesting against the DDA’s plan to construct the mall in the neighbourhood (at a plot between Kalka Public School and a petrol pump in Alaknanda) and next to the road, which only appears in zonal maps.delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2017 23:49 IST
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has proposed a joint inspection to find the “missing” road located near the 3.6 acres land allotted for construction of a mall in south Delhi’s Alaknanda.
The residents of CR Park and Alaknanda have been protesting against the DDA’s plan to construct the mall in the neighbourhood (at a plot between Kalka Public School and a petrol pump in Alaknanda) and next to the road, which only appears in zonal maps. Residents say the project would lead to massive jams in the area.
A group of residents had moved court and some of them wrote to the PMO against the project.
On July 31, in the view of the grievances of residents, DDA’s planning department had asked the land disposal department to hold an inspection along with the senior official of Public Works Department and South Delhi Municipal Corporation to verify the residents claim about the “non-existent 24-metre-road”, which as per authorities’ claim, connects the Shaheed Suryasen Marg and Sudarshan Munjal Marg.
“Though the road is shown in the Master Plan of Delhi 2001 but as per the Slum and JJ Department (now, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board) layout plan-1983, a portion of road is under use by a government girls school and the rest encroached for unauthorised construction,” a senior DDA official said.
“We have already written to the DUSIB on this issue,” he said.
Last week, PWD had said that “Shaheed Suryasen Marg connects DDA market at one end and Alaknanada Road at another end”, but it doesn’t connect to Sudarshan Munjal Marg. The information was shared in reply to an RTI filed by Vivek Sharma, an advocate and a resident of NRI Complex in Alaknanda, who had also written to Prime Minister’s Office regarding the issue.
“DDA is adamant on building a mall in the neighbourhood next to the road, which only appears in zonal maps,” said Sharma.
In 2007, DDA had sold 3.6 acres land to a private developer for Rs 304 crore on a freehold basis.