Chavan orders probe into delay in land acquisition under ULCA

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ordered an inquiry into the delay in acquiring land or flats from builders in Mumbai under the Urban Land Ceiling Act besides promising another into multiple flats acquired by government servants,politicians under various government housing schemes.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: April 5, 2012 2:36 am

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ordered an inquiry into the delay in acquiring land or flats from builders in Mumbai under the Urban Land Ceiling Act (ULCA) besides promising another into multiple flats acquired by government servants,politicians under various government housing schemes.

Replying to a question raised by Opposition leader Vinod Tawde in the Council about land and flats to be handed over to the government under the ULCA,Chavan said the government was yet to get hold of 847 flats from developers. He ordered an inquiry into the administrative delay since 2005 in handing over the flats developed by 23 builders in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

He said the additional chief secretary of Urban Development Department would conduct an inquiry and submit a report in two months.

Asked about political workers and bureaucrats benefiting from loopholes in the law,he accepted that bureaucrats,political workers had acquired more than one flat either in their own name or in the name of their relatives from the government quota of 10 per cent.

“An inquiry in this regard will be conducted under the commission probing the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam,after that probe gets over,” Chavan said.

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