SC order hits HUDA project, investors

May 08 2012, 12:11 IST
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Pinjore-Kalka Urban Complex: DLF stalls the ongoing construction at the site, Ireo stops demarcation of land. (Reuters) Pinjore-Kalka Urban Complex: DLF stalls the ongoing construction at the site, Ireo stops demarcation of land. (Reuters)
SummaryPinjore-Kalka Urban Complex: DLF stalls the ongoing construction at the site, Ireo stops demarcation of land.

pinjore-kalka urban complex DLF stalls the ongoing construction at the site, Ireo stops demarcation of land.

The fate of hundreds of people who have invested their hard-earned money in the Pinjore-Kalka Urban Complex hang in the balance, as the real-estate giants developing the area have stopped their construction for the time being. This follows the Supreme Court’s recent order which told the Haryana government that the entire land acquisition carried out in the area for developing the complex deserved to be quashed.

Pointing out serious irregularities in the implementation of the Pinjore-Kalka Urban Complex project of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the Supreme Court had ruled on April 29 that it was “prima facie of the view that the entire (land) acquisition proceeding deserves to be quashed”.

“We direct the state of Haryana and its functionaries and also the impleaded respondents not to undertake further constructions on the land which was acquired vide notification dated September 26, 2007, read with the declaration dated September 25, 2008. This would mean that all the ongoing construction activities shall be stopped forthwith,” the apex court order had said.

The state government had issued the 2007 notification for acquiring 809.74 acres of land, where the complex is coming up. Out of the total land, over 450 acres of land is being developed by two major real-estate giants DLF and Ireo. While DLF has stalled its ongoing construction activities at the site, Ireo has stopped its demarcation of the land. According to sources, both the developers have already sold out the dwelling units on the land even before the construction is yet to be completed.

The construction is expected to remain stalled till the Supreme Court takes a further call on the issue. On April 29, a division bench of Justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya had noted that the bench would like to hear the views of all those, in whose favour the land was released by HUDA.

Under the HUDA project, as many as 31 new sectors are to be developed covering residential, commercial and industrial areas, on both sides of National Highway 22 between Pinjore and Kalka.

A spokesperson of the DLF told The Indian Express, “For the time being we have stopped the construction, but we would like to clarify one thing that the investors who have shown faith in DLF are absolutely secure. We had purchased the land directly from the farmers by giving

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