Huda is likely to hold a draw on Thursday for re-allotment of plots to as many as 11 oustees, whose structures are still standing in the alignment of Dwarka Expressway and delaying transfer of the project land to NHAI for starting construction work.
Sources said all these oustees had been given alternative plots but they could not take possession owing to various issues like high-tension power cables passing through the allotted plots, dimensions of the allotted plots were not in accordance with the original plots, and, in some cases, the allotted plots were private land or not acquired by Huda. As a result, Huda has not been able to demolish their structures, mostly located in New Palam Vihar and Tekchand ki Dhani areas along the proposed expressway.
“The decision to provide alternative plots (to the 11 oustees) was taken after a joint team comprising officials of Huda, NHAI and GMDA inspected the areas on July 4. The draw will be conducted at the Huda administrator’s office on Thursday. And possession of the plots will be given by the end of the day,” said a senior Huda official. Sources said while 10 out of the 11 oustees would get plots in Sector 110A, the remaining one would be allotted land in Sector 37.
Once the allotment is complete, Huda will demolish the structures, which have already been vacated, by next week to free the land and hand it over to NHAI.
Last month, five temples and one mazār (mausoleum or shrine) that had been coming in the way of Dwarka Expressway were demolished in a joint drive carried out by Huda and MCG officials in the presence of a large contingent of forces.
While two temples and one mazār were located at the intersection of the expressway and Pataudi road, the other three temples were standing in New Palam Vihar area, hindering the expressway. The recent activities along the expressway have raised hopes among homebuyers who have invested in numerous residential projects in sectors like 36, 37, and 81-115. “We are extremely delighted to see Huda trying to resolve speedily all issues pertaining to the land acquisition for Dwarka Expressway. It has raised hopes that all legal complications will now come to an end and the land would be handed over to NHAI without any further delay,” said Manish Grover, executive member, DXP Welfare Association.
Krishna Kant, who has purchased a house in Sector 37D, said, “Now that the land is going to be cleared for construction of the expressway, we want the government to announce, without any further delay, the date of its launch.