LDA plans op flush-out
THE LDA has decided to launch an eviction drive against the illegal occupants of the Nehru Enclave colony in Gomti Nagar on April 15. An ultimatum has been served to these unauthorised dwellers, who have been told that they have time till April 14 to vacate the premises or else they would be ejected forcibly, according to executive engineer YK Jain and property officer KK Singh.india Updated: Apr 13, 2006 01:16 IST
THE LDA has decided to launch an eviction drive against the illegal occupants of the Nehru Enclave colony in Gomti Nagar on April 15. An ultimatum has been served to these unauthorised dwellers, who have been told that they have time till April 14 to vacate the premises or else they would be ejected forcibly, according to executive engineer YK Jain and property officer KK Singh.
On Wednesday, LDA secretary RB Yadav shot off a letter to district magistrate RN Tripathi and SSP Ashutosh Pandey, requesting them to provide requisite police back up to enable them flush out these illegal occupants, majority of whom are anti-socials. “If these people were still unaware of the eviction drive, we would repeat the warning with the help of a public address system in the colony on Thursday,” said an LDA official.
According to an estimate, of the total 804 different types of flats in the colony, 294 are under the illegal possession of mafias and their henchmen, police personnel, contractors, student leaders and LDA officials.
A category wise break up includes 216 flats classified as ‘Rupayan’ out of which construction of only 192 has been completed, 146 have been given possession of, 24 are still incomplete and 46 are illegally occupied. Likewise, while construction work on all the 108 flats under ‘Vatayan’ group has been completed, possession to only 67 allottees has been given by the LDA. The remaining 41 have unauthorized occupants.
The largest concentration of anti-socials, minions of student leaders and mafia dons is, however, in the blocks containing ‘Pushpayan’ and ‘Premayan’ type flats.
While the former (Pushpayan) has unauthorised inhabitants in 120 out of the total 264 flats under the category, the latter (Premayan) has as many as 87 illegal occupants against a total of 216 apartments under the category. Spread over 29 acres, the colony also comprises 12 plots of 288 square metres each. It also includes a 3809 square metre of open land for a group housing project, an 869 square metre of open land earmarked for shops, another 946 square metre of stretch set aside for a restaurant and a huge plot for a proposed commercial complex. “We have been unable to undertake development work on these properties because of an ongoing land dispute with the army authorities,” said an LDA official.
He said the non-completion of these projects because of the property tangle with the army was one of the reasons why the colony was in such a pathetic state today.