Even after six years of its inception, the much-hyped R6-crore Tau Devi Lal Park — spread across six acres at the Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Manesar off the National Highway-8 — is still out of bounds for residents, thanks to legal tangle.
The case related to the construction of an approach road on the land. Ironically, the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) realised or so it claims, in 2005, that there was a legal tussle over the land, only after having invested R579.93 lakh in the project.
The HSIIDC has so far carried out landscaping and installed a statue of former Deputy Prime Minister late Devi Lal besides sprucing up of an open area.
The musical fountain in the park is yet to become functional. Due to the ongoing litigation between the industrial corporation and the land owner, the utility remains unused.
The HSIIDC, however, doesn’t seem to have a justification for not ensuring that the land was clear from any dispute before spending a huge sum on it. “The utility block is lying vacant due to the ongoing case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. We will construct the approach road once the matter is resolved. The utility can be used after that,” said Hamvir Singh, deputy general manager, Gurgaon.
The approach road, once built, will connect Sector 2 of IMT, Manesar, with the utility area.
The industrial area does not have any specified assembling point, forcing people to occupy roads during labour strikes and public meetings. This affects vehicular traffic in the township.