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Pall of gloom in New Palam Vihar

While the high court decision directing Haryana government to maintain status quo on the land acquisition process has brought a ray of hope for Sai Kunj landowners, it has left residents of New Palam Vihar worried.

india Updated: Jun 24, 2011 23:23 IST
Sanjeeev K Ahuja

While the high court decision directing Haryana government to maintain status quo on the land acquisition process has brought a ray of hope for Sai Kunj landowners, it has left residents of New Palam Vihar worried.

The government's plan to provide alternate housing to the latter group in the proposed Sector 110A by uprooting Sai Kunj residents was challenged in court.

More than 100 owners in New Palam Vihar were asked to vacate their properties as it was coming in way of the alignment of the proposed 150-metre wide Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) connecting Dwarka in delhi with NH-8.

The affected residents here have also acquired stay orders from the court against their dispossession.

Promising to rehabilitate the affected families, the Haryana government went on to acquire land of nearly 400 owners in Sai Kunj, which is in the vicinity.

The state government had issued a public notice announcing acquisition of about 70 acres in the densely populated colony to carve out Huda Sector 110A.

M Kumar, a resident of New Palam Vihar, said the high court decision was bad news for him as his wait for an alternate plot, in lieu of his house, would get longer.

“It is ridiculous that the state is trying to resettle residents of New Palam Vihar in the densely populated Sai Kunj by acquiring land here. The government has not thought of the fate of those living in

Sai Kunj. We have spent our life savings to construct houses here. We will oppose the move till the end,” said Anil Singh, a member of Sai Kunj Sangharsh Samiti which was formed last year.