Warning that it may stay construction-related activities in the entire area of acquired land in Rohini in case of a non-compliance,the Delhi High Court has set a deadline of October 30 for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to complete demarcating the plots for the allottees of the 1981 Rohini Residential Scheme. More than 4,000 acre of land was acquired by the DDA in Rohini for allotting plots,besides other developmental projects,and 25,000 allottees were declared eligible to these plots.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna expressed its displeasure over the pace at which the demarcation of land for the beneficiaries of the scheme was taking place and said the civic body was obligated to complete this by October 30.
A failure to do so,the Bench said,might prompt the court to issue an order prohibiting activities like demarcation or delineation of any plot or similar construction-related activities in Rohini.
The DDA has lost the trust of the people and they must act now, said the Bench,adding that building confidence among the allottees should also be the responsibility of the DDA..
Earlier,the counsel for the DDA informed the court that it would complete the demarcation of all 21,328 residential plots by October 30 and would also initiate the process to consider 25,000 application for allotment of land under the Rohini Housing Scheme in 1981.
The counsel claimed that more than 60 per cent demarcation of land was complete and the rest would be done by October 30.
This was however challenged by Mayank Mishra,counsel for applicant Rahul Gupta who said that the real picture was entirely different and that the DDA’s work was not up to the mark.
The court then accepted the petitioner’s plea for stay on Rohini land allotment for any other non-scheme related projects,saying : If the DDA failed to complete the demarcation of all the plots,as submitted earlier by the Vice Chairman of DDA,the court will accept the plea of the petitioner and grant the stay.
Meanwhile,the DDA counsel also informed the court that the policy on providing a preferential treatment to the allottees,who were injured in the September 7-blast outside the court,was sent to the L-G for his approval and the matter was likely to be finalized within one week.
The court will now hear the matter on November 9.