Residents of Ggn Sector-57 protest against enhancement charge by HUDA
Gurugram: Hundreds of residents of Gurugram's Sector-57 have taken to streets to protest the enhancement charge imposed by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
A court had recently ordered that the agency had purchased land at rates below the market price from the villagers and they should be paid appropriate compensation.
After the order, the Authority sent notices to over 3,000 plot owners, to whom it had sold these plots, asking them to pay the extra charge.
Most protesters are claiming that they had already paid a substantial amount in purchasing their plot and now they are not in the financial condition to pay more money to the Authority.
Meanwhile, there are also complaints that many people have not been able to get the possession of their plot even after 15 years.
In a case filed by Ravinder Kumar from Sonepat, he alleged that in a draw held in 2005, he was allocated a 300-square yard plot in Sector-52.
He, however, alleged that on his name, someone else was given that residential property.
The complainant alleged that despite bringing the matter several times to the attention of the concerned officials, no action was taken, which finally led him to approach the court.
Incidents of corruption have been reported in the allotment process of residential plots in, but no concrete action seems to have been taken. Not only have some residents been robbed of their chance to buy plots, some have even been overcharged in the name of maintenance charges.