Government seeks information on land allotment during Mayawati rule
NOIDA: Further tightening its noose on the ‘questionable’ actions and deals by the former BSP regime, the SP-led government has asked for details of some key land allotments in Noida during Mayawati’s tenure. The Noida Authority has received a letter from the government, asking it to be submit all the particulars by May 16.
The UP government plans to take action if any irregularities are found in the allotment of land under different categories like commercial, group housing and others. The recent visit by UP’s industrial development commissioner for reviewing various projects has expedited the collection of data. Details of the allotment process and rate have been demanded. Beneficiaries of non-transparent allotment of land in prime locations in Noida are also under the government’s scanner. These include a hotel in Sector 37, which has allegedly been built on gram sabha land, besides several other mega-projects involving builders’ nexus with the former government.
On Friday, the Noida Authority CEO, Sanjeev Saran, had directed that a committee be formed to probe allegations of corruption in sanctioning of nearly 150 projects over Rs 700 crore, which were all cleared during former CM Mayawati’s regime.
Saran had asked the committee to investigate all the projects worth more than Rs 1 crore, which were sanctioned up to December last year.