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Udyog Vihar traders, HSIIDC at loggerheads over industrial policy

india Updated: Feb 16, 2012 01:02 IST
Deevakar Anand

There seems no end to the ongoing disagreement between Udyog Vihar industrialists and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation (HSIIDC) over industrial policies in the township.

Udyog Vihar industrialists have termed the HSIIDC's move to extend the Voluntary Disclosure and Amnesty Scheme for regularisation of old cases up to March 31 as a futile exercise. An HSIIDC spokesperson had announced on Monday that cases of unauthorised transfer of plots or leasing can be regularised against the prescribed fee by March 31.

"The amnesty scheme has no meaning since we are already fighting a case against the Haryana government's industrial policy of 2011 in the Punjab and Haryana High Court," said Himangshu Vaish, president of chamber of industries, Udyog Vihar.

HSIIDC's new Estate Management Procedure (EMP) - an offshoot of the 2011 industrial policy - requires industrialists to sign an undertaking that they would seek an approval from the HSIIDC before leasing out or selling their plots.

"Where does the sense of us owning the plots as free hold prevail if we need to seek HSIIDC's approval in such cases?" questioned Col (retd) Raj Singla, an industrialist.

HSIIDC chief town planner Dilbagh Singh, however, said that industrialists will have to confirm to the rules.

"We will work out how to deal with the violations made by them," he asserted.

Meanwhile, a tug of war is already on between the two parties on infrastructure issues, parking mess, extra development charges (EDC) and floor area violation (FAR) and zoning violation.

HSIIDC had issued circulars to industrial units in the area over the past few days to correct zoning and FAR violations within 90 days. However, according to industrialists here, they can't do much about it since these buildings were constructed years ago. At that time, neither the HSIIDC nor the factory owners foresaw that space crunch would be an issue.