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UPAVP steps back to facilitate pvt builder

THE UP Avas Evam Vikas Parishad (UPAVP) seems to have finally buried the hatchet with a private real estate developer on acquiring land for a housing project on Sultanpur Road.

india Updated: May 30, 2006 01:11 IST

THE UP Avas Evam Vikas Parishad (UPAVP) seems to have finally buried the hatchet with a private real estate developer on acquiring land for a housing project on Sultanpur Road. 

The turnaround came about at Monday’s board meeting of the Parishad, which is understood to have paved way for acquisition of the land by the private developer, despite stiff opposition to the move by its employees union. None of the board members, however, were willing to talk to mediapersons about the outcome of the meeting. “I won’t be able to tell you anything today. Come and meet me tomorrow,” was all Housing Commissioner MA Khan had to say when contacted by the Hindustan Times. As a sop to the agitating employees, the Board gave its nod to the proposal to give dearness allowance to its employees at par with those of the State Government.

The UPAVP had been at loggerheads with the private developer as the latter’s project on 1765 acres clashed with its own proposed housing venture on the Sultanpur Road. Since the State Government had formulated a policy for encouraging private participation in the housing sector, the land dispute between the UPAVP and the private developer had landed it in a piquant situation.

The mandarins in power corridors then mooted a formula to wriggle out of the tight spot. Under the norms, the final approval to a land acquisition proposal is given by the State Government, which is also vested with the power either to amend or reject the proposal altogether under Section 31 of the Land Acquisition Act. Consequently, the UPAVP was asked to submit a fresh land acquisition proposal for acquiring land on Sultanpur Road based on its future requirements and capacity to be able to develop such land.