Home owners get stay on demolition, seek higher compensation from govt
GURGAON: The construction of the 60 m-road dividing sectors 37C and 37D has hit a new obstruction, with Huda now discovering there are eight houses falling in its alignment. Six of the home owners, whose property has been assessed for compensation, have procured high court stays, preventing their houses from being demolished. They are demanding higher compensation according to Huda officials. Two houses have not been assessed yet.
The road is important, as oustees of many big projects such as SPR (Southern Peripheral Road), NPR (Northern Peripheral Road), etc, have been allotted alternative plots in the two sectors. The earlier alignment of the road needed demolition of around 50 houses in Garouli Khurd village. The project got stalled after these home owners filed cases in the Punjab and Haryana high court opposing the move. Eventually, the alignment was changed to minimise damage, after a few builders gave land to Huda for the road.
“Only a few houses are coming in the way now,” said a Huda official. He said early completion of the road will benefit several residential projects. Over 8,000 flats, including in the affordable housing category, are on verge of completion here, said officials.
“We’ve been trying to remove the structures for two months. But till date, we’ve not received details from ground staff about compensation offered to home owners,” said a senior Huda official.
Other important roads in the area, like the sector 9B-37C road and sector 9B-37D road, are also delayed by pending litigation. “Now there’s pressure to complete the sector 37C-37D road,” said DTCP planning officer Jaibir Sharma. Completion of Dwarka Expressway is also linked to development of this sector. Families affected by its construction are being relocated in Sector 37C, and they want it to be developed soon.
Meanwhile, Huda on Thursday said all decks have been cleared for completion of Southern Peripheral Road (SPR). The last 16 oustees will be allotted alternative plots by month-end.
The construction of a 3 km-stretch of the 16 km-long road has been held up due to delay in acquiring 3.96 acres in Rambir Ki Dhani village that impedes in its alignment. SPR will originate from Gurgaon-Faridabad Road near Ghata and meet NH-8 near Kherki Dhaula, and is proposed to be connected to NPR (Dwarka Expressway) via a Central Peripheral Road (CPR). Together, the three roads are expected to ease traffic on Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.
The 16 oustees will be given alternative plots in Sector 37D. “The rehabilitation and resettlement scheme will be the same as the one offered to others displaced by land acquisition for Dwarka Expressway,” said a Huda official. Administrator Yashpal Yadav said, as the number of oustees for SPR is far less than for Dwarka Expressway, their claims will be settled earlier.
With the last hurdle in front of SPR cleared, Huda will also able to install water supply lines to sectors 68-80. So far, it used to supply water to these areas through tankers, as it had failed to get a permit to lay a pipeline.