Plot holders on NPR to move court against planning authority

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2014 12:03 IST

The angry plot holders of general power of attorney (GPA) in New Palam Vihar who have not been included in the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) compensation plan are mulling to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

Huda is to submit a draft plan it prepared recently to resolve the NPR oustees’ compensation in the high court. In this it has excluded the GPA plot holders, who account for nearly two third of the total plots under the NPR construction way.

“Out of the 450 there are nearly 187 registry holders while the rest are GPA holders. Huda has not submitted the draft in the court,” said a local leader.

According to the residents, this is Huda’s way of weakening their lawful fight for compensation.
The GPA holders claim they bought plots in the areas when there was no sign of NPR planning and prior to section 4 and 6 notices. They also argue that since the government had closed registry or sale-purchase deed they were forced to opt for the GPA.

The petitioners moved the court seeking relief from Huda’s threat of demolition in their plots. The court had directed Huda to prepare a compensation plan to satisfy the affected parties.

“The court’s direction does not apply on registry holders alone,” said Rishi Raj Rana, the local councillor. They will meet PC Meena, Huda administrator soon to discuss the issue.

Meanwhile, a senior high court advocate, who is fighting this case, had argued for equal treatment for both registry and GPA holders.

Meena is likely to resume office on Tuesday. Earlier, he had said that the GPA holders’ issue has to be resolved by the Haryana government.

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