Finally, the time has come when the allottees of YEIDA Plot scheme 2009 will soon get possession of their plots. According to the source, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority announced to give possession to the 1,000 out of 21,000 allottees of 2009 plot scheme by August.
The authority failed to give possession of plot to 21,000 allottees, while the scheme was launched in 2009 eight years back.
The authority had allotted these plots at the rate of Rs. 4,750 per square meter through a lottery system. The scheme comprised of plots size range from 300 square meter to 4,000 square meter.
The delay in the possession of plots in the scheme was due to the protest of farmers who challenged the land acquisition in Allahabad High court and refused to part with their agriculture land. Farmers continue to conduct agricultural activities on their land and the cases are on trial.
Besides this, the farmers were also demanding an increase in compensation by 64% and did not let the authority take possession of the land.
The CEO of Yamuna Expressway Authority (YEIDA), Arun Vir Singh said that we have taken possession of 258 hectares in Sector 18 and some parts in Sector 20, two areas where the plot scheme was launched in 2009. We have developed roads, drains and sewage network in blocks A-L. Electricity line will be installed in the next two months. So, we decided to give possession to 1,000 allottees in August.
According to the statement of Singh, the authority has given a hiked 654% land compensation to the farmers to take possession of land for blocks in plots in A-L in Sector 18 and block U in Sector 20. Around 60 petition of farmers are still in the pending process in Allahabad high court. If the court resolve all disputes, the authority will offer possession to rest of allottees.
The 1,000 allottees plots which would be possessed in August are located in blocks A-L range from 500 sqm to 2,000 sqm in Sector 18 and the Block U is located in Sector-20.
An allottee of YEIDA plot scheme 2009 said that I had invested all my savings in buying a plot in this scheme in 2009 with the hope that I will get possession immediately. But sadly, even after 7 years, the authority is not clear when it will give possession to all allottees. This means officials committed criminal offence by launching a plot scheme on disputed land (of farmers).