Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) is set to remove encroachments from Kherki Daula village to clear way for construction of a 600-metre section of Dwarka expressway that will merge with NH8. Huda will hand over the land to NHAI after clearing all the obstacles.
“We are going to remove the encroachments in the next two days,” said Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav. Huda will also take possession of the remaining vacant land for the construction of the road. According to Yadav, owners of structures in alignment with the proposed section were allotted alternative plots long ago. As per the final terms of settlement, Huda had to give six months to oustees for relocation after the handover of allotment letters of alternative plots. The deadline ended on August 31, 2017.
More than 568 oustees of the Dwarka expressway project — from Chauma, New Palam Vihar, Kherki Daula and other areas — had applied for alternative plots under the final terms of settlement of 2015, prepared under the supervision of the Punjab and Haryana high court. Huda had identified 212 oustees eligible for rehabilitation and handed over allotment letters to 148 of them in sectors 110A and 37C. However, as many as 64 oustees are holders of general power of attorney (GPA) and special power of attorney (SPA) in the case, and their rehabilitation hopes rest solely on the Punjab and Haryana high court.