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Landowners up ante against City Centre deal

india Updated: Sep 04, 2011 23:15 IST
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Farmers of several Noida villages — including Chaura Sadatpur, Nithari, Morna and Sudhiyana — who moved the Allahabad high court last month seeking their land back, have opposed the City Centre land deal.

They have decided to move the court again on Monday against the deal.

"The government acquired the land in 1976, using the urgency clause, but it has not used the land for any development. We were paid Rs 9 per sqm, but the land has been sold for Rs 1 lakh per sqm," said Ved Pal, a farmer. The writ petition will come up for hearing on September 12.

The 162 hectares of land —carved out of Morna, Nithari and Chhalera villages — is today known as the City Centre plot in sectors 32 and 25A. "We have not been given developed land plots. Construction was done years ago on the land acquired from us. This is the only vacant land we can reclaim," said Kripa Singh, another farmer.

Realty major Wave Infrastructure has paid Rs 375 crore as stamp duty for registration of the land known as City Centre plot in Noida. At Rs 6,570 crore, the City Centre deal is one of the biggest private commercial deals in the country.

The deal was signed with the Noida authority in March.

Meanwhile, former UP minister and BJP leader Nawab Singh Nagar has demanded a CBI inquiry into the allotment. He has written to the authority for cancellation of the allotment.