Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) came up with the Mansarovar Housing scheme in November 2002. The project included residential and commercial plots along with houses for economically weaker sections. Thousands of applications were filed to book the plots. Almost all the plot/house allottees have also deposited fee and had gotten their sale deeds. When allottees awaiting the possession over their plots/houses filed a query against the delay, LDA told them that the project land has fallen into a conflict with the defense department. Defense personnel claimed that 3.9 acres of the land involved in the project belonged to the department.
Incensed by LDA's delay and insensitivity towards them, allottees approached the court. In 2014, Allahabad High Court ordered the LDA to either refund the money of the allottees with the interest or give them plots in some other project. Owing to its apathy towards allottees neither did LDA refund the money nor did it provide the houses in some different location for a really long time.
Recently, LDA proposed that allottees can choose to take plots/houses in a different housing scheme nearby along with a few conditions. It further added fuel to the fire. Allottees complained that optional plots/houses that LDA is providing them are very costly. The tussle between LDA and allottees is far from being resolved.
Type of Land
Private and Common
Type of Common Land
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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:
Lucknow Development Authority , Defence Department.
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