Dwarka expressway oustees without registry to get alternative plots
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday directed Huda to allot alternative plots to 72 oustees all GPA and SPA holders within two weeks, clearing the decks for the development authority to demolish the remaining structures coming in the alignment of Dwarka Expressway.
Hearing a petition filed by Puran Singh, the high court ordered the Huda administrator of Gurugram to hold a meeting with the property owners with general power of attorney (GPA) and special power of attorney (SPA) by next Tuesday (June 5), and complete the process of allotment within another week thereafter (by June 12).
Even, Huda, in its affidavit, claimed it had no objection to giving alternative plots to the GPA and SPA oustees to ensure speedy completion of the expressway project. Once these oustees get possession of the alternative plots, Huda can remove the remaining structures, currently only around 40 are left and hand over the land to NHAI to complete the expressway, which is already delayed by more than a decade. Last Saturday, Huda teams had gone to raze 68 buildings coming in the way of the expressway in New Palam Vihar but had to stall the drive midway after the high court issued a stay order. However, by the time the officials received the order, around 31 houses were already demolished.