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Govt stops land acquisition for new Gurgaon sectors

india Updated: Jul 28, 2011 01:03 IST
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Hindustan Times

In a setback to Haryana Urban Development Authority’s (Huda’s) plans to set up residential units in nine sectors under Gurgaon Master Plan 2025, the state government has stopped the acquisition of land in these sectors.

About 650 acre of land in the sector 58-63 and 65-67 was to be acquired for residential and commercial purposes respectively and the process for which had begun last year.

About 35,000 plots were estimated to be carved out in the area along the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) Expressway.

The state government told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it has decided to reconsider the case of acquisition of land for developing new sectors.

A total of 58 new sectors were to be carved out under the Master Plan 2025. Gurgaon already has development in 57 sectors.

The acquisition has been challenged by the land owners who filed around 69 petitions on the ground that after acquisition the government had released the land of many influential land owners in connivance with developers in an arbitrary

The petitioner said that the government was not releasing their land even though it has released 50% of the land acquired in June, 2009.

As per the notification issued on June 2, 2009, a total of 1,417 acre was to be acquired in various villages in Gurgaon district.

In one of the petitions filed by the residents of Ghata village, it was alleged that the land was acquired despite objections raised by the owner.

The bench headed by Justice Jasbir Singh had asked the state counsel to bring the files relating to these two cases and also to inform the reasons for release of land in these cases.

After the farmers’ agitation over land acquisition in Noida, at least two groups of farmers in Gurgaon had decided to protest against the earlier deals. However, majority of land here has been purchased by the private developers directly from land owners at mutually agreed prices.

While one group has decided to assemble at Jantar Mantar on August 3 and participate in the agitation called by the farmers from across the country while the other group has decided to move the court.