The chief minister in July had held a meeting asking for an immediate launch which, a month later, has failed to take off in the absence of details of land available for the scheme.
GURGAON: The Khattar government’s plan to re-launch the group housing scheme (GHS) to bring some financial respite to the cash-strapped Huda has hit a land pooling roadblock. Huda is to build flats under the scheme and sell them to raise funds.
Earlier, under the scheme, only plots were sold. The chief minister in July had held a meeting asking for an immediate launch which, a month later, has failed to take off in the absence of details of land available for the scheme.
Expressing his anger over the delay, Huda chief administrator Vikas Gupta’s office has now written to all zonal administrators to provide details of all the sites earmarked for GHS in various sectors of urban areas, which are free from encumbrances and can be included in the proposed scheme. “Each zonal administrator has to provide details of plots earmarked for GHS, for instance, the size of the plot, its location in the sector etc,” said the letter, which also provided a format for providing details.
The development authority, in its July 27 meeting, had approved the proposal to advertise the new GHS of Huda. Following this, all zonal administrators were requested to send details of all the sites earmarked for GHS in various urban estates falling under their jurisdiction. “More than a month has passed but the required information has not been provided yet. Due to this, GHS could not be launched,” said the letter.
Huda is reeling under a financial crisis. In order to raise funds, the state government had decided to re-launch the GHS. Under the new plan, plots available for GHS were to be identified by zonal administrators. “When we have the data of the available land, we will start the process. Of the total land, 75% would be included in the scheme of Huda and the remaining land would be reserved for building residential colonies for the state and central government staff,” said a senior Huda official, adding that the proposal was aimed at resolving two main problems plaguing the city – raising funds for Huda and fulfil housing needs of government employees.
“Under the new GHS, Huda will construct societies and flats would be sold through e-auction to infuse transparency,” said the official. The policy was changed as selling flats in GHS will raise more funds compared to selling a plot.