In an unusual turn of events, the Town & Country Planning Department of Haryana has put an embargo on the developer of the private township Ardee City against sale and purchase of properties on its 210 acre. The department has also cautioned people not to buy houses or plots in the township.
The embargo was imposed after the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) exchanged some of its land with the developers of Ardee City but could not allot land to its allottees as Huda said the title of the land taken from Ardee City was not clear.
“The land we took from Ardee did not have clear ownership as there was an issue pertaining to one of the co-owners. As a result of this we would not allot plots to our allottees. We approached Town & Country Planning Department to get the issue cleared from the developers and impose restrictions to make it come to the bargaining table," said Huda administrator Nitin K Yadav.
Spread across 600 acres of land in sectors 51, 52 and 57, the township already has about 2,000 housing units with families living in them. The embargo pertains to about 210 acres of land in four patches in these three sectors.
Taking note of the alleged ambiguities in the revenue documents related to a portion of Ardee City land, the Town and Country Planning Department has asked the developer to submit all the relevant documents.
In a public notice, the TC Gupta, the director general of Town & Country Planning Department, said: “The genuineness of the revenue documents pertaining to the four licensed lands in sectors 51, 52 and 57 is being enquired into and the licencee has been asked to submit revenue document to clear ownership of the land, the need of which has arisen due to certain ambiguities noticed.”
The public notice said: “Therefore, an embargo has been imposed on the licencee not to dispose off any property falling under the aforesaid licencee till the matter is resolved. Public is advised not to buy property/plot pertaining to this licence till further orders.”
Shaifali, one of the directors of Ardee Infrastructure, said there is no ambiguity in the revenue documents related to the said land.
“We are in touch with the Huda officials and would soon clarify our stand to them. There is a confusion related to the revenue documents which are very clear without any ambiguity and the matter would be solved soon,” she added.