Re: [mpisgmedia] DMRC penalised for punctuality [news report - IT Park case]

The Pioneer has also been running a series of MPD-2021
by some "",who seem 2 be SPA profs etc.

When oh when is the mpisg going to organise an online
"bloggy" where objections can be focussed chapter wise
to this bloody MPD-2021 draft ?


--- Gita Dewan Verma <[email protected]> wrote:

> | if punctuality is virtue, DMRC has been wicked
> | did not punctually reply in 2-weeks from 13/04/05
> | came to court on 23/05/05 punctually, but
> | with only month-old notification to wave.
> | and it has n-o-t been penalised, just asked to
> reply
> | (how come I am s'posed to be the one like a brat?)
> | For the record, I have not spoken with the
> reporter.
> -------
> Pioneer, 01/06/05
> DMRC penalised for punctuality
> Abraham Thomas/ New Delhi
> The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is facing
> music for being punctual. Having kept its deadline
> for
> building the Information Technology park in
> trans-Yamuna, they have been dragged to the Delhi
> High
> Court for flouting the DDA guideline on land use.
> The discrepency seems to have crept in because the
> leviathan Delhi Development Authority (DDA) failed
> to
> carry out the promised change of land use from
> agriculture to commercial in time.
> The land in question measures about six hectares of
> land in Shastri Park area in north east Delhi. In
> the
> petition filed before the High Court, Gita Diwan
> Verma
> has sought to challenge the action of DMRC stating
> that the activity carried out by them is illegal,
> particularly since the proposed area is on the
> Yamuna
> riverbed.
> In her petition, petitioner alleged that DDA had
> issued a public notice on September 18, 2004 wherein
> the authority invited objections and suggestions on
> the proposal to change the land use at the proposed
> IT
> Park site from agriculture and water body to
> commercial. Based on the notice, the petitioner
> submitted her suggestions objecting the said
> proposal,
> a reply to which has not been received till date.
> Moreover, the petition refers to the Draft National
> Capital Region Plan 2021 which has recommended
> protection of Yamuna riverbed as ground water
> recharge
> area.
> The petitioner through her counsel KG Gopalakrishnan
> pointed out, when the proposal is still under
> consideration, how could the DMRC go ahead with the
> proposed construction. Finding merit in this
> submission, Justice S Ravindra Bhatt while issuing
> notices to the Delhi Government, DMRC, Union Urban
> Development Ministry and DDA, sought a reply from
> each
> of these agencies.
> DMRC on its part has claimed it has acquired the
> requisite permission from the concerned authorities.
> The DDA gave a post-facto land use change approval
> to
> them based on which DMRC proceeded with the
> construction. The court however has asked DMRC to
> produce all approvals along with its reply by August
> 29, the next date of hearing.
> The park design proposal has already got the
> clearance
> of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC). Even the
> Delhi Government has granted it a Special Economic
> Zone status alongwith declaring it an
> environmentally
> viable project.
> Since its inauguration in April 2005, the DMRC is
> racing against time to finish the dream project by
> the
> end of this year. The project, which aims to concur
> with the theme of making Delhi a world class city
> has
> already been sanctioned a lumpsum of Rs 240 crore
> out
> of a total outlay of Rs 2400 crore
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