SP’s hotel allotments cost UP govt Rs 4,721 crore: BSP
The Mayawati government in UP has accused Mulayam Singh Yadav’s regime of causing a loss of Rs 4,721 crore to the public exchequer by allotting land to 14 hoteliers in Noida in 2006, reports Bhadra Sinha.delhi Updated: Jan 21, 2009 22:12 IST
The Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh has accused Mulayam Singh Yadav’s regime of causing a loss of Rs 4,721 crore to the public exchequer by allotting land to 14 hoteliers in Noida in 2006.
In a report to the Supreme Court, the state’s principal secretary of the infrastructure and industrial development department has ruled out re-considering allotment of plots to the same companies for constructing hotels in the NCR region.
The report filed in accordance with an earlier apex court order has claimed the SP regime had allotted land at the rate of Rs 7,400 per sqm when the circle rate of the area was Rs 70,000. The allotment took place in October 2006.
The government said the allotment was in violation of the master plan since the plots were not allotted through an auction. Only industrial plots could be allotted without auction, as per the 2004 policy on the basis of which the plots were sanctioned, the report said.
However, commercial plots were earmarked as hotel sites, without changing land use in the master plan of specific plots. “Under the 2004 policy, allotment of land in areas earmarked for commercial use can be allotted only after inviting tenders or by auction,” the report said.