Tribune News Service
Rohtak, September 11
With lakhs of applicants banking on their fate to have a plot allotted in the proposed draw of lots for the 400 plots in the newly carved out Sector 5 here in the next couple of weeks, the real estate sector here appears to have taken a beating. With still a ban on registration of land in unapproved colonies the options left for the common man to own a house have nearly disappeared.
“I have been running from pillar to post to get a plot registered that I had bought in Shastri Nagar here about a year back, but the officials concerned turn me away every time I approach them to get the work telling me that a ban had been there and any registration required prior clearance by the district authorities. The latter have also refused to entertain my application citing the ban imposed by the state government in this regard,” said a local resident.
He said while the land rates in colonies like Shastri Nagar had still been affordable for a person like him who earns around Rs 15,000 per month, but he could not afford to pay a rate of Rs 25,000 to 40,000 per square yard prevailing in authorised colonies and sectors carved out by HUDA in the city. “HUDA was offering only around 440 plots, including those reserved for various categories in Sector 5, whose draw was expected on September 19 this year, while the number of applicants were 2.5 lakh,” said Parveen Kumar, a property consultant. He added that the system of allotment had also become faulty as there had been many who had submitted multiple applications forms in different names, thus reducing the chance of allotment for the applicants who had applied on a single form.
“The ban on the registration of land in the city had only aggravated the problem for the common man as he or she would not be able to buy a plot in authorised colonies where rates had been hiked artificially,” he claimed. Asking the government to remove the ban, Sanjay, another property advisor said it had only brought miseries to the common man as the idea behind the move stands defeated in view of land mafia carving out new colonies and even offering registration facility at extra payment, due to their political connections.” Several colonies, which had still been unauthorised but carved out by influential persons had been demanding over Rs 20,000 per sq yard, he added. “At least 34 colonies, which had been more than 10-year old and were having more than 50 per cent constructions were awaiting regularisation but due to wrong moves the process had been stuck in a legal tangle, thanks to poor planning and decision by the state government,” said Suresh Kumar, a local resident.
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