Haryana lawmakers to get land in Gurgaon, Panchkula

July 14th, 2008 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Lawmakers in Haryana need not be bothered about rising land prices in two of the state’s most attractive towns - Gurgaon and Panchkula. The state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Monday decided to frame a policy for allotment of land to sitting members of legislative assembly (MLAs) and members of parliament (MPs) of Haryana for construction of houses or flats at Panchkula and Gurgaon. 90 legislators and 10 MPs from the state would benefit from the move.

Gurgaon, adjoining national capital New Delhi, and Panchkula, adjoining state capital Chandigarh, are considered two of the best towns in Haryana for property investment. Land rates in both places have sky-rocketed in recent years.

The decision follows a request from Haryana Assembly Speaker Raghubir Singh Kadian to the state government that legislators and MPs have been demanding land for construction of houses and flats at both places.

The speaker pointed out that the lawmakers were facing lack of proper accommodation for them at Chandigarh during assembly session and on the days of its meetings. Similarly, they also face problem of non-availability of suitable accommodation in Delhi and Gurgaon as they have to visit national capital frequently for various purposes, he added.

As per the decision, only the sitting MLAs or MPs of Haryana would be eligible to apply for a plot or be a member of a group housing society to build flats. Those sitting MLAs and MPs who have been allotted plots under discretionary quota of the government either in their own names or the names of their spouses would not be eligible for the scheme, officials said.

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