Sunrise Apartments' Allotees waiting for possession for 15 years

Reported by

Aashish DeepLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

August 5, 2021

Location of Conflict

Kanpur road

Lucknow

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

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People Affected by Conflict

3360

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

4

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Starting Year

2002

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

Sunrise Apartments project is located in SectorP, Kanpur Road near Amausi Airport. This is a composite township of flats, plots, duplex houses and a commercial establishment. The project started in 2002 and it was to be completed in 2012. But, owing to the agitation of farmers due to lower compensation for their land on which the project was being built, there was delay in providing flats to the buyers. Over 600 families have fully paid for the flats that they have been waiting for since over 15 years now. They have been continuously filing complaints about the delayed possession. After High Court's intervention in 2014, the LDA and Housing and Development Board promised to begin the work in 2014 but nothing of that sort happened. It was only later that LDA took a serious cognizance of the delay and began construction. However, the issue with the farmers hasn't been resolved, according to a report. The said land on which farmers are demanding compensation is nazul land, which according to officials farmers are not eligible for compensation on nazul land. Nazul land is the land situated beyond two miles of the Municipal Limits, which is reverted back to the State Government and has not already been appropriated by the State Government for any purpose. But the officials said in 2014 that they were working on the middle path to give farmers their dues as they depended on the land for their livelihood. In 2019, the UP government announced along with the UP Real Estate Regulatory authority (RERA) that it will waive penal interest and other dues on builder who misses deadlines to give possession to allottees. This is because the LDA failed to give possession of land to them in time. The builders however are expected to provide homes to the buyers by June 2021. As of recently, the sunrise apartments has been built and people have possession of the flats.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Has the Conflict Ended?

Yes

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws, Central/State Government Policy

Legislations/Policies Involved

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

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Allahabad High Court

Case Number

MISC. BENCH No. - 10324 of 2015; CONTEMPT No. - 2194 of 2016

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

Whether criminal law was used against protestors

Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Advocacy (for inclusion in courts), Complaints, petitions, memorandums to officials , Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Lucknow Development Authority

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Indus Projects Limited

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Allottees of Sunrise Apartments

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Aashish Deep

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Aashish Deep

Updated By

Aashish Deep

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