GURUGRAM (Metro Rail News): Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor under the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) rail corridor, is under litigation, posing a problem to the project as 70 acres of the 182 acres required for setting up a depot in Dharuhera.
Sixty to 70 acres of land is owned by a private company, which has earlier allegedly defaulted on payments to Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP).
HSVP officials said that the land, which falls under the jurisdiction of the HSVP estate office, Rewari, was allotted to the private company for setting up large manufacturing units, but those became defunct many years ago and the land is vacant at present. The company has filed cases in court.
They added that these plots have neither been resumed by the authority nor surrendered by the allotted.
A detailed letter in this regard has already been sent to authorities in Chandigarh. “We are working to resolve this matter on priority and it will be resolved to ensure that the critical infrastructure project is not affected, said by Chander Shekhar Khare, administrator, HSVP, Gurugram.
On December 10, Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC), which is a coordinating agency for the project in Haryana, wrote to HSVP, Gurugram, seeking information on the legal status of the land after it came to know that it was under litigation.
The letter by advisor planning, HMRTC, stated, “It has been apprised by EO, HSVP, Rewari that there are encumbrances/court case on part of the land. However, the details of the court case are not mentioned. The exact area details of vacant available land free from all encumbrances with its location marked on the map be sent to this office immediately.”
A spokesperson for NCRTC, which is developing the project, said that this issue will not impact the project as the land in question would not affect the rail alignment. “We are working with the Haryana government on this and a solution would be found soon. There is still time for work to start on the depot.”