Launched in 2009, the pockets and blocks in the two sectors were developed over the past three years. Around 11,000 of 21,000 plots are being readied here and the registry process of more than 7,000 plots has already been initiated. The development work is in the final stages in blocks I and J of Sector 18 as well as blocks A, B, C and D in Sector 20. Work is going on in full swing in blocks R, S, T and U in Sector 20.
But a number of people who have been handed plots after registry are still struggling because of a petition in the Supreme Court. A doctor from Faridabad, who has been awarded a 1,000 sqmt plot in Block C of Sector 20, said, “The Authority has taken from us an enhanced compensation for paying the farmers. I have spent about Rs 74 lakh since 2009 as land premium and interest. However, a petition of the Yamuna Authority against a Allahabad High Court order is pending before the Supreme Court. Till that is decided, there is no way we will be able to start construction work in our block.”
Situated about 15km away from Pari Chowk ahead of Jaypee Sports City, YEIDA has facilitated about 5,500 registries in the two sectors. By March 31, the authority is targeting to execute 2,500 more.
Meanwhile, those representing the association of buyers in the Yamuna region have forwarded a six-point demand to the authority before more registries are carried out.
“The problem is that after the registry is done, an allottee is given three years to complete construction work. After that, penalties are levied for the delay. Farmer issues in C, D, R, S, T and U pockets of Sector 20 are yet to be settled and no construction work can take place till the issues are resolved,” said Safal Suri, a member of the association.
Arun Vir Singh, chief executive officer of YEIDA, said the outcome of the petition was awaited. “But we will soon hold camps to sort out the problems in certain blocks and facilitate physical possession to allottees. We want people to settle down in the Yamuna region at the earliest,” he added.