The allotment of plots to the allottees of DDA’s 1981 Rohini Housing Scheme has been again postponed by DDA despite Supreme Court orders. On Wednesday, DDA has published an official notification, this notification states that they needed another year to develop the sectors where the plots were to be allotted to nearly 14,500 people.
The allottees want DDA to give land in semi-developed areas in other parts of the city as they have been waiting for the past 36 years. However, DDA said that it was not possible as the Rohini land was acquired specially for that scheme.
The notice stated that on the account of certain acquisition/compensation issues raised by the villagers of Barwala, the work of providing basic amenities/services in sectors 34 (pocket C5, C6, and A4) 35, 36, 37 and 38 was held up. Consequent to the Supreme Court’s direction, the development work of these sectors has since been recommended and would take a year to get completed.
Rahul Gupta, petitioner and one of the allottees said that DDA is misleading people. They were supposed to hand over the plots in July 2016, but have failed to develop the areas. Most sectors where plots have been allotted have no basic facilities. People have waited for a long time already. Now, they want land elsewhere in Rohini and nearby areas.
There were 25,500 allottees of the scheme. Out of these allottees, 11,000 were allotted plots in 2015. The Supreme Court had asked DDA to allot plots to the remaining 14,500 by July 31, 2016.
An official said that the land was acquired in sectors 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 in 2006-07, but due to resistance from Barwala villagers, it could not be developed.
But Gupta said that several original allottees have passed away and the remaining ones are senior citizens. How long do people have to wait?
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