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Two years since CM promise, no land still for Haj house

Siddhartha Rai, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, June 23, 2014
First Published: 12:30 IST(23/6/2014) | Last Updated: 12:32 IST(23/6/2014)

Despite being one of the pet projects announced by the Haryana chief minister in 2012, there are no signs of a Haj house here till now. Even land has not yet been allotted to the Haj committee by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) for this purpose.

According to a letter to the deputy commissioner from Huda’s estate officer-2, the agency had allotted a 1,627-squaremetre plot in Sector 39 to the Haryana state Haj committee on 99 years’ lease in August, 2011, but possession could not be handed over owing to objections from the committee.

“The land that was being given to the committee did not have a proper approach road and it would not have served the purpose given the mass congregations expected at the venue. So we had asked for another piece of land for the Haj house. The land has not been handed over to the committee, but it will be done soon as the process for it is on,” said Haryana Haj committee president Aftab Ahmad, who is also Haryana’s transport minister.

Later, the estate of ficer-2 proposed to allot another site measuring 2,834.8-square-metre lying vacant in Sector 49. The proposal had been sent to the Huda administrator in August, 2013 and again in October the same year. The latter, however, failed to reply to the proposal and the matter is still pending.

Meanwhile, Huda administrator in Gurgaon PC Meena could not be contacted for comments despite repeated attempts.

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