GURUGRAM: The Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has issued notices to 150 property owners in Sector 110A seeking recovery of an ‘enhancement amount’ of Rs 409 crore. The residents have been asked to pay up Rs 30 lakh to Rs 1 crore depending upon the size of their plots within 30 days or face penalties in the form of interest on the recovery amount.
Hundreds of houses were demolished in New Palam Vihar by HSVP for the construction of the Dwarka Expressway in 2015. As compensation, some of the affected families were allotted alternative plots in Sector 110A in accordance with the size of their plots in New Palam Vihar in 2017.
The recovery notices, according to an HSVP official, were issued on Friday following an order by the Punjab and Haryana high court last month directing the authority to pay enhanced compensation to landowners whose properties it acquired across the state.
Over a decade ago, HSVP acquired 36.5 acres of land for development of Sector 110A via land pooling, in which farmers whose land was acquired were given plots in the same sector. Around 150 people from New Palam Vihar were also allotted alternative plots here, who have now been served notices.
The sector has plots of sizes ranging from 2 marla (544 sq ft), 4 marla (1,089 sq ft), 6 marla (1,633 sq ft) and 10 marla (2,722 sq ft) to 1 kanal (5,445 sq ft). Most of the plots here are of 4 marla and 6 marla.
Residents of the sector are in shock at the demand and said the original landowners have already been given plots. “So, there is no logic behind the demand for enhanced compensation,” said Sumer Singh, president of Sector 110A RWA.
“The authorities first displaced us by demolishing our homes. After getting alternative plots, people took loans for the construction of new houses and are struggling to repay them. HSVP’s enhancement notice has come as a shock to us. How will we pay up Rs 400 crore in a month? We have taken up the matter with the authority,” he added.
HSVP estate officer-1 Vikas Dhanda said they will examine the issue and discuss it with senior officials.
“Residents have submitted a representation. I have asked officials to submit a report in the matter,” he said.
Published On Nov 26, 2023 at 01:30 PM IST
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