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SUNRISE MONDAY 6:01 AM SUNDAY | 28 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR Failed housing schemes land JIT in legal trouble 159 plaints pending in consumer panels I140 settled IAllottees demand probe, refund Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 27 The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has so far faced 299 cases in the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for its failed residential schemes. The JIT has miserably failed to handover the possessions of the flats and plots to allottees for which it took lakhs of rupees from them. As per information, the cases have been filed against the JIT between January 2015 to date for its failed schemes — Bibi Bhani Complex, Indra Puram-Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave and Surya Enclave Extension. Of 299 cases, 140 stands decided, while 159 cases are still pending with the commission. The JIT has complied to the rulings in 70 cases by refunding the principal amount with interest and compensation, and 39 are still pending. While the above data pertains to complaints filed in the district commission, a number of cases have been filed against the Trust directly in the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Recently, the JIT Abandoned flats at Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave, which was developed by Jalandhar Improvement Trust. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH 10 YRS ON, FACILITIES CONTINUE TO ELUDE US ❝ WAITING TO GET POSSESSION OF PLOT SINCE 2011 ❝ Even after the lapse of over 10 years, the JIT has failed In 2011, the JIT launched 94.97-acre Surya Enclave to provide even the basic amenities like roads, power Extension Scheme, a housing project. I paid the full connections, streetlights, etc., in Bibi Bhani Complex and amount of ~39 lakh for the plot by 2014, but have not Gurbanta Singh Enclave. Darshan Ahuja, BIBI BHANI SCHEME ALLOTTEE received the possession yet. ML Sehgal, ALLOTTEE ❞ lost two cases of allottees of Surya Enclave Extension in the state commission. The latter had ordered JIT to ❞ refund their principal amount with interest and compensation, which is to the tune of Rs 1.20 crore. Allottees said the JIT had failed to fulfil any of the promises made at the time when these schemes were launched. Therefore, they were left with no other option than to file complaints with the consumer courts. They Won’t set up dump in Get ready to shell out more at Urban Estate-II: MC Ladhowal toll plaza from Sept 1 Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Jalandhar, August 27 Clearing the air over the proposed garbage dump at Urban Estate Phase-II, MC Commissioner Devinder Singh has said it is a rumour and the corporation has no such plans to set up any dump there. A delegation of Urban Estate Phase-II residents and PUDA market met MLA Pargat Singh at his office regarding the proposed dump, following which, the MLA called up MC Commissioner Devinder Singh and questioned him regarding the matter. Replying to the MLA, the MC Commissioner claimed that it was just a rumour and there was no such proposal. Pargat Singh also asked the commissioner about the Rs 8.5 crore sanctioned for a fire station under previous government at the said plot, and Phagwara/Phillaur, August27 Travelling from Phillaur to Ludhiana in your own car will take a toll on your pocket as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to increase the toll rates. The increase in the toll rates will come into force at the Ladhowal toll plaza from September 1. The toll plaza is situated alongside the Sutlej at Ladhowal between Phillaur and Ludhiana.Confirming this, toll plaza Ladhowal manager Sarfraz Ahmed told this correspondent here today that now, every car owner will have to shell out Rs 150 for single journey (presently Rs 135) and Rs 225 for multiple journey(presently Rs 200) to travel a distance of merely 12 km from Phillaur to Ludhiana. Light vehicle owners will pay Rs 265 for single Journey MLA PARGAT SINGH DIALS MC COMMISSIONER TO RESOLVE MATTER assured the residents that the site would be used for better purpose. He said no dump would be allowed to be set up at the proposed site, and if needed, he would also sit on dharna along with the residents to protest the dump. Amongst those who were present on the occasion included Prof Kanwar Sartaj Singh, Harjinder Randhawa, Ranvir Kaushal, KG Gautam, Yaadwinder Parmar and Karan Lally. PAY ~150 FOR SINGLE JOURNEY BY CAR; ~225 FOR MULTIPLE ( presently Rs 235) and Rs 395 for multiple journey (presently Rs 350),Sarafraz said the .Buses and truck drivers will pay Rs 525 for single journey(presently Rs 465) and Rs 790 for multiple journey (presently Rs 700) while more heavy vehicles will have to pay Rs 845 for single journey (presently Rs 750) and Rs 1,265 for multiple journey c m y b (presently Rs 1,120), Sarfraz said that monthly passes of the commuters residing in 10-km radius will pay as it is Rs 150 monthly while commuters residing in 20-km radius will also have to pay same Rs 300 monthly .He said only necessary increases had been made, which was an annual exercise. Meanwhile, Congress MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal,Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, Dr Navjot Singh Dahia and Parminder Mehta have opposed the increase in the toll rates. They said government or private companies should provide better roads with best infrastructure before increasing the roads which are lying in bad shape.They said the increase would badly affect short-distance travellers. They urged the government to review its toll revision policy in the interests of shortdistance travellers. alleged the JIT had duped them of lakhs of rupees, but still there had been no investigation into these failed schemes. Darshan Ahuja, an allottee in Bibi Bhani scheme, said even after the lapse of over 10 years, the JIT had failed to provide even the basic amenities like roads, power connections, streetlights, etc., in Bibi Bhani Complex and Gurbanta Singh Enclave. Besides, at Surya Enclave extension, no development has been carried out as the Trust failed to remove the illegal encroachment from the plot and the park, he said. He stressed in the Surya Enclave Extension Scheme, despite paying Rs 30 or 40 lakh each, allottees had been waiting for the trust to hand over the possession. Another allottee, ML Sehgal, said during the SAD-BJP government in 2011, the JIT launched a housing project known as ‘94.97-acre Surya Enclave Extension Scheme’. He said it had offered around 431 plots, ranging from 100 sq yards to 500 sq yards, to the public at a reserve price of Rs 17,000 per sq yard. Continued on page 2 29 test Covid positive in dist Jalandhar, August 27 As many as 29 Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar today, taking the overall caseload to 80,897 in the district. However, 78,728 people have recovered and there are just 200 active cases in Jalandhar. Kapurthala saw two new cases. — TNS Man hacked to death over personal enmity Hoshiarpur, August 27 wanted to clear issues with A private bus driver was mur- him and that Sabi from dered at Kaluwahar village in Janauri was with him. He left Bullowal. The murdered per- home at 2.30 pm on a motorson has been identified as cycle and went to meet Suraj Manjit Singh (32), a resident at Kaluwahar. When he did of Ward No. 12, Bhogpur dis- not return home, Harjinder trict, Jalandhar. called her husband’s In her complained mobile phone, but he to the police, Harjindid not pick up. der Kaur, wife of Later, her husManjit, said her husband’s friend said band used to drive a Manjit Singh was private bus. He lying outside Suraj’s became friends with house at Kaluwahar Suraj Rana, a resiManjit Singh village and with dent of Kaluwahar, injuries from a sharpwho used to come to their edged weapon. He was taken house sometimes. She to the Jalandhar Civil Hospialleged Suraj had a quarrel tal where he was declared with her husband over some- brought dead by the doctor. thing, but later apologised. Bulhowal police have regisYesterday, her husband tered a case against Suraj and received a call from Suraj. Sabi based on the statement Manjit told her that Suraj of Harjinder. — OC
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