Those Losing Land To Tp Scheme To Be Paid In Tdr, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

November 2, 2023

AHMEDABAD: Plot owners who have lost extra chunks of land to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s (AMC) town planning schemes – either due to oversight or errors by town planning officers – can expect relief.

The civic body is set to compensate such plot owners in Transferable Development Rights-Floor Space Index (TDR-FSI). Landowners will be given TDR certificates which they can use to sell the FSI to developers planning projects in their areas. The standing committee is expected to approve the proposal on Thursday.

The first beneficiaries of the decision will be a group of plot owners in Naranpura Town Planning Scheme 29, who will be compensated in TDR worth Rs 3.35 crore for being allotted lesser area as final plot. The respite to the plot owners comes after their 25-year-long battle with AMC.

The Gujarat Housing Board (GHB) had in 1973 acquired 4,507 sq m land in the revenue survey number 292. However, instead of 60% of the final plot, AMC allotted a lesser area to the landowners. The error crept in after the town planning officer (TPO) for the TP scheme on survey number 292 deducted 60% from 6,818 sq m, instead of 8,544 sq m, as was shown on the 7/12 revenue document, which contains information such as survey number, landowner details, type, and size.

Ketulkumar Patel and other landowners who faced this issue, filed a petition on March 12, 1996, and made submissions before the AMC on June 2, 2014, and then again on March 19, 2019, to rectify this error. But the TPO did not respond to their representations.

Patel, for instance, was allotted 1,036 sq m lesser than the actual final plot. Moreover, a part of the petitioners’ land was acquired for the upcoming Olympic grade sports complex in Naranpura. “There was no hearing on this matter for 25 years,” said a senior AMC official. Tired of the red tape, Patel finally requested that he be allotted an FSI or TDR against the plot he had lost.

“A seven-member committee was formed under the municipal commissioner, which acknowledged there was a mistake on the part of the TPO and marked it as an ‘error’ by the TP department in this case,” added the AMC official. The AMC accepted the committee’s recommendation and has proposed to pay a cumulative TDR-FSI worth Rs 3.35 crore to the landowners.

  • Published On Nov 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM IST

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