Public Works Department (PWD) minister of Haryana Rao Narbir Singh on Monday promised to give allotment letters of alternative plots to all the oustees of Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) also known as Dwarka Expressway in next 15 days.
If implemented, then work on remaining portion of much delayed Dwarka e-way can start in next few months and project can be completed within the deadline of June 2017. Dwarka e-way was mainly stuck due to delay in shifting of oustees from New Palam Vihar and Kherki Daula.
“Allotment letters for alternative plots to oustees will be issued in next 15 days,” said Narbir after meeting a group of oustees at his residence. Oustees had met minister to complaint about delay in issue of allotment letters of alternative plots by Huda even after more than a month of draw. Huda had conducted three draws in July and August to allot alternative plots to oustees of New Palam Vihar and Kkerki Daula, but allotment letters have not been issued yet.
Around 465 oustees from New Palam Vihar and Kherki Daula had applied for alternative plots out of which 90 (who had registry of property) were allotted alternative plots on July 31 and 75 oustees, who don’t had registry but have constructed houses, were allotted alternative plots on August 24. Another set of 79 oustees were allotted alternative plots on August 29, while remaining around 220 oustees with open plots were left out of the draw as Huda rejected their claims for alternative plots.
As per the final terms of settlement reached between Huda and oustees, people whose houses are coming in the alignment of Dwarka e-way will get six months from the time of receiving allotment letters of alternative plots to shift their houses. So if allotment letters were issued in October then Huda can demolish the houses in March to clear the land for construction of remaining portion of e-way.
Oustees also complaint about alleged irregularities in draw of lot to allot alternative plots. “There are few oustees who have not got alternative plots in the draw, while in some case size of alternative plots is not in accordance with the terms and conditions of final terms of settlement,” said Brijesh Mathur.
After listening to the grievance of people, minister assured that all the oustees will get their dues. Minister also directed Huda to conduct fresh survey of houses coming in the alignment of Dwarka e-way to compensate the oustees. “Development is important but it cannot be done by denying rightful dues of the people affected by the development projects,” said minister.