HUDA has begun work on creating a green buffer as per Gurgaon Master Plan 2031, where 1,349 acres of green cover will be planted on the city's outskirts to check pollution and improve air quality.
According to HUDA sources, land acquisition for the project has been expedited following directives from the chief administrator's office. Farmers whose land will be acquired have been served Section 4 and Section 6 notices so far.
Land acquisition officer Satbir Singh said, "We're speeding up acquisition for 1,349 acres of land near the northern peripheral road (NPR). Local farmers have already been served Section 6 notices. We'll soon send them Section 9 notices, as per which they will be remunerated for the land acquired."
He explained that the Section 4 notice is sent out to inform landowners that the government is interested in acquiring their land for government projects. Section 6 notices, sent out last month, informed them the government has initiated the land acquisition process. They will later on be awarded compensation for the land acquired via Section 9 notices, thereby completing the acquisition process.
Singh said the land will be acquired from 13 villages along the NPR. "Villages that fall under the project include Kakraula, Bhangraula, Wazirpur, Dhorka, among others," said Singh. Land acquisition for residential, commercial and other purposes, as per Gurgaon Master Plan 2031, has taken place long ago. It is only the green cover, to be developed by HUDA, which is lagging behind. "We are now acquiring land for HUDA to speed up the development of a green buffer for the city," Singh added.
HUDA administrator Anita Yadav said, "Once the acquisition is complete, the 1,349 acres of green cover will be developed to include parks and forest cover."