No works undertaken for plots development despite Supreme Court order
In 2011, the residents of Rohini, Delhi had appealed in the Delhi High Court requesting to get back their lands from Delhi Development Authority (DDA) meant to be utilized under the Rohini Residential Scheme 1981. In the case, the Supreme Court had issued an order on May 11, 2013 for maintaining the status quo. However, later on July 26 it released nearly 400 hectares for development works.
Recently, an application was filed with the Delhi development Authority under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get information regarding the development of roads, drainage and sewer lines in Sectors 34 and 35 in Rohini.
The reply to the application says that no developmental activities are being carried out by DDA in the area as the works were suspended following the status quo order of the apex court. The reply also showed that the DDA had already conducted bids, and had paid over Rs. 23 crores to the contractors but no actual works could be carried out.
Under the scheme, 1,17,000 middle-income, low-income and Janata (poor) categories flats were to be allotted for which only 84,000 applications were received. Even out of them, 25,000 applicants are yet to be allotted the house.