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`Allottes to lose land if they fail to construct factories`

Last Updated: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 21:48

New Delhi: If allottes given plots for
setting up factories in industrial estates in the capital fail
to complete the construction within next six months, they
stand to lose the land.

A decision to this effect was taken today at a Cabinet
meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Industries Minister Haroon Yusuf said no construction
activities have taken place in 8,123 plots given to various
people between 1999 to 2006 in the the industrial estates
across the city.

The decision comes weeks after Delhi Assembly passed
a legislation paving the way for handing over of maintenance
of the industrial estates and four-flated factory units to

"We will give them six months time. If in these six
months, they fail to construct their factory buildings, then
we will take back the land," Yusuf said.

He said Government had allotted 22,749 plots between
1999 to 2006 to facilitate relocation of industries from
residential areas to conforming zones.

"As per latest survey it has been established that no
construction has taken place on 8,123 industrial plots," he

"We have decided to give one last opportunity of six
month times to construct their factories before process of
cancellation is taken up," he added.

Officials said construction of factories have taken
place on 8,641 plots.

Yusuf said 5,641 allottees had taken possession of the
plots between 2002 to 2005 but they are yet to start
construction activities at the allotted site.

There are 2,482 allottees who took possession of their
plots after 2005 but could not get their building plan
sanctioned due to different interpretations of new MPD-2021.

"It has been decided that in case of these allottees,
the allotment may also be considered for cancellation if they
do not carry out construction within the next six months," he

The Cabinet has also given its nod for transfer of
employees from Indraprasth Power Generation Company Limited
(IPGCL) to Pragati Power Corporation Limited.

Dikshit said all employees of erstwhile DVB will
continue to be governed by DVB Employees Terminal Fund Rules,

Indraprastha Power Generation Station was closed down
in December last year as it was coal based power plant.


First Published: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 21:48

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