Court orders DDA to allot plots in Rohini scheme

December 16th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Giving relief to over 25,000 people who applied for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Rohini 1981 scheme, the Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered they should be alloted plots.
A division bench of Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice S. Muralidhar ordered the allotment of 16,000 plots to the applicants of the DDA Rohini Scheme of 1981, and the allotment of the remaining 9,000 plots within 16 months thereafter.

The court had earlier this year restrained the DDA, till further orders, from auctioning any plot of land in Rohini, which it had acquired for its residential scheme of 1981.

The land measuring approximately 4,068 hectares represents almost all of DDA’s landholding in Rohini.

The court was hearing a petition of an applicant of the 1981 scheme, Rahul Gupta, who stated that the DDA had placed 117,000 plots for auction but only 84,000 people had applied. Yet, 25,000 registrants were still waiting for allotment.

DDA’s explanation was that there was no more land available for auction, and it had approached the urban development ministry for relaxation of norms to make more land available for residential use.

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