New Delhi: After waiting for more than 30 years to bag a Delhi Development Authority plot, there was little joy among 24,529 allottees of the Rohini Residential Scheme of 1981 who were picked in DDAs biggestever draw of lots on Tuesday.
The belatedly lucky owners complained there was not so much as an approach road to their plots and that the DDA had merely pulled off an eyewash ahead of the high courts June 13 deadline.
This is just a cover-up. The plots allotted to us are underdeveloped. There are no roads in the area, no water, power or sewer lines. How do they expect people to move there, asked Rahul Gupta, who has filed a petition in Supreme Court.
Allottees say | No approach roads to plots in Sectors 34,35,36 & 37,no sign of water, sewerage, electricity network
Size of plot under MIG, LIG categories slashed
Posession to take at least 5 years;instead of compensation,DDA has increased land price
DDA says | Plots allotted to 24,529 applicants in biggestever draw but due to time lapse,handover to take few months for verification;by that time,work will be completed
Rohini plots underdeveloped,facilities to take time: DDA
In his petition,Rahul Gupta alleged that plots which cost Rs 100-200 /sq ft will now cost upwards of Rs 21,000 /sq ft.Instead of offering us compensation, DDA is increasing prices. Besides, handover of plots will take at least 5 years. After having waited for 31 years, we have been given araw piece of land, said Randhir Kumar Luthra, who heads the association of applicants which filed a suit against DDA. Moreover, the size of the plot has been reduced from what we were promised, he claimed.
The DDA admitted that the plots were underdeveloped but its assurance on laying down the facilities came with a further time lag. DDA will process the allotments for possession which may take time because all these registrants are very old registrants and their genuineness and eligibility needs to be verifie, a DDA statement said. The Delhi HC has directed the DJB and local electricity authorities to take up providing services to these plots on a priority basis. It is expected that by the time the cases are processed for possession, all services will be available.
DDA said result of the draw has been uploaded on its website and layout plan is ready. That is little consolation to the likes of D C Bhargava,71. I applied for the scheme in 1981 to build a house to live after retirement. But going by the condition, I dont think I can live at the plot at least for the few years, he said. The 471 registrants of LIG and EWS category will have to wait up to three months more for plots. Source>>>