Land transfer for flyover hits relocation roadblock
The longest flyover project of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) hit a fresh hurdle on the land transfer issue with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) last week.gurgaon Updated: Sep 16, 2012 00:32 IST
The longest flyover project of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) hit a fresh hurdle on the land transfer issue with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) last week.
Huda has denied transferring 4 acres of land to the MCG in the absence of a concrete relocation plan.
The MCG — which plans to construct the 4.5 km flyover to provide a signal-free stretch to commuters coming from Rajiv Chowk (NH-8) to merge into the Mehrauli Road and Old Delhi Road, respectively — has sought intervention from the head office at Chandigarh to solve the problem.
Since the immediate transfer of land from Huda to MCG is bound to affect several shops, which were allocated plots years ago, Huda has sought the relocation plan first.
“The MCG has not submitted the relocation plan to us for shops that are likely to be affected,” said a senior Huda official.
According to Huda, nearly 55 shops will be affected due to the transfer of land, while the MCG claims that only 22 shops will have to shut.
“The shopowners may move court against Huda if they are removed forcibly. It would be better if MCG first relocates them so that their business is not affected,” added the official.
The owners had earlier met Huda officials demanding alternative plots equal in commercial value of the jail complex — close to Sadar Bazaar and several government offices.
“We assured Huda of the relocation plan during our last meeting in which senior officials from Chandigarh were also present. We have sent the proposal to Chandigarh,” said a senior MCG official.
First Published: Sep 16, 2012 00:31 IST