DLF Residents Demand Completion of Drain Work, Landowners Refuse GMDA's Price

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Sarfaraz HamidLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict



Reason or Cause of Conflict

Water Management



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Residents of DLF Phase IV organized a protest outside the mini secretariat in Gurugram city on July 19, demanding the completion of a drainage network in Chakkarpur village where they reside.

The residents have been facing waterlogging problem for the last three years. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) had promised to build a stormwater drain, but the work is still pending due to a delay in land acquisition. Meanwhile, their living condition has deteriorated as the area gets waterlogged even after brief rainfall. The residents have demanded that the project be completed urgently. They have met the sub-divisional magistrate of the area and have submitted a memorandum. In the meantime, the matter remains sub judice.

Another party to the conflict is the landowners. Three years ago, in 2015, the MCG had identified an area to build the stormwater drain. One of the plots of land in the area belonged to a private party, who took the matter to court after the MCG issued a notice. The court dismissed the notice by saying that the law under which land was being acquired did not apply in the case.

The landowners of the plots have refused to accept the land price fixed by the Gurugram Municipal Development Authority as they believe it is too low compared to the market rate.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for more compensation than promised

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Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

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In Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

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Name(s) of the Court(s)

Supreme Court of India; Punjab and Haryana High Court; Civil Judge Sr. Division Gurugram

Case Number

SC: 23636/2015; HC: CWP 4789/199

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Complaints, petitions, memorandums to officials , Objections as part of official procedures , Refusal of compensation, Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Haryana Urban Development Authority, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram

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Sarfaraz Hamid

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Sarfaraz Hamid

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Sarfaraz Hamid

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Sarfaraz HamidLand Conflict Watch

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