Huda issues notice to 3k plot-holders

HUDABy Accommodation Times Bureau


Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has issued notices to default plot-holders across Gurugram to recover dues amounting to around Rs 500 crore, around 3,000 plot-holders will receive the notices.

The authority has issued the notices under Sections 17 and 18 of the Huda Act, 1997, which allows it to seal plots or take their possession if the holders fail to clear their dues.

Chief administrator J. Ganeshan had recently held a meeting with administrators and estate officers of Huda and had directed them to issue the notices and take strict action against the defaulters. The urban development body has been trying to generate funds from every possible source, for reeling from a financial crisis.

Yashpal Yadav, Huda administrator, said, “We have issued notices to the defaulters and given them the last opportunity to settle their dues. Else, the department will take strict action.”

There are three kinds of defaulters— those who have not paid the enhanced amount, holders who are yet to give the extension fees to Huda and people who have failed to clear their installments, according to the officials.

“According to the rule, Huda allots plots on the condition that the authority will collect money from the allotees if it has to pay an enhanced compensation for the land acquisition following a directive from court,” said Huda administrator.

Most of the defaulters residing in Sectors 40-50 have not paid the enhanced amount, Yadav added.

There are many defaulters who have not paid their extension fees. The rule makes it mandatory for plot owners to construct houses within a stipulated time, failing which they have to pay a fee for extension of allotment.

A Huda official said that, “Huda has allotted land for various purposes. We have prepared a list of defaulters from across the state and notices will be issued to them too.”

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