HC orders no licenses to builders in NCR till sub-Regional Plan is submitted

By Accommodation Times News Services

Image for Gujarat StoryPunjab and Haryana High Court has issued orders to stalk fresh licenses to the builders of National Capital Region (NCR), along with Gurgaon. As per the Courts order this stalk will be kept till Haryana government does not publishes the final Sub-Regional Plan after notifying it. The order was passed by a division bench headed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul during the hearing of a petition filed by Gurgaon resident Chandra Shekhar Misra.

As per the petition of Mr. Misra, in 2005, the NCR Planning Board had come up with a Regional Plan. All states in the NCR region were directed to prepare their Regional and Sub-Regional Plans, but Haryana government, instead of coming up with a Sub-Regional Plan, they had prepared a Master Plan for Gurgaon and notified it in 2007. The petitioner has challenged the proposed Gurgaon Master Plans, 2025 and 2031, and claimed preparing the plans without the approval and notification of the Sub-Regional Plan was in violation of NCR Planning Board Act, 1985.

Authorities of Haryana had argued that since it had got its Regional Plan revised from the Central government, there was no need to prepare and notify a Sub-Regional Plan. Haryana Financial Commissioner T C Gupta and Principal Secretary have sought two months’ time to notify Haryana’s Sub-Regional Plan.

Currently, Haryana government is on gust after the court’s orders, as no acquisition will take place in the NCR regions of the state till it publishes the Sub-Regional Plan.

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