Illegalities and irregularity abound alleged shopkeepers
Nagpur: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has asked NIT to explain the role of the 15 meter wide road in the Commercial Shopping Complex under construction by Goel Ganga Builders on the 8 acre land of Buti family.
The NIT authorities have requested a time till August 12, 2016 to reply to this query of the court. This 15 meter wide road is supposed to connect Sitabuldi Main Road and Abhankar Road at Bank of Maharashtra Square.
This issue was raised before the special court of Justice Ravi Deshpande and Justice Sunil Shukre.
The original drawing of the proposed building included the 15 meter wide internal road. As many as 18 shopkeepers have filed a writ petition alleging that the builder has conveniently excluded the 15 meter wide internal road.
The esteemed High Court expected that till the hearing of the case is pending, the authorities of shopping complex built by Goel Ganga Infrastructure Priate Limited and Real Estate Company will not carry out construction works on the site.
While clarifying their stand, the company officials are alleged to have said that the entire responsibility of all the construction on the road will lie on them.
In 2002, based on the contract drawn with the shopkeepers and the Buty family, the work on the Commercial Complex started. After getting the approval by the government, the work on the acquisition of the land began.
Builder not adhering to Compromise Persis
While speaking exclusively with Nagpur Today, as many as 16 shopkeepers who had filed the writ petition in the High Court said that they want to abide by the Supreme Court Compromise Persis mentioned in the SLP 4846 of 2002. They claimed that if the builder is ready to abide by the entire Compromise Persis, the petitioners are also ready to get into the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
However, the Shopkeepers of Sitabuldi Market alleged that there seems to be something fishy between the NIT and the Builder Goel Ganga Infrastructure and Real Estate Company and somehow the builder is not ready to compromise. The same Compromise Persis is mentioned in the Supreme Court Compromise Persis.
The Point No 19 of the Compromise Persis states that there is a road that needs to be constructed for the easement of Traffic congestion in Sitabuldi area. This road was given a sanction as early as 1964 itself which was approved by the then Chairman of NIT.
The Shopkeepers of Gaysons, Victory Watch, Vishranti Gruha, Chapekar Dughda Mandir, Fashion Bazaar, Samrat, Kids Point, Rajkamal, Quality Home, Selection House, Bombay Wala, Sadanand Snacks, Breakfast Point, Dream Shopee, Vijay Book Depot and others spoke to Nagpur Today.
NMC had plans to make the 15 meter wide road
While speaking to Nagpur Today, the owner of Rajkamal Shop said that he had two shops and NMC had then issued a notice to him saying that one of his shops is preventing the construction of the 15 meter wide road. So where did the road disappear from the maps.
Chaos in the making!
The Commercial Shopping Complex built by Goel Ganga Builders on the 8 acre land of Buti family is alleged to be a chaos in the making. The builder is said to have gobbled up the 15 meter wide road and the parking space in the basement of the complex by constructing shops. Where does the builder intend to park the cars and the vehicles of the patrons coming to visit the shops, theatres etc. When each show ends, there will be the cars will be pouring into the main road causing chaos on the Abhyankar road.
By Samuel Gunasekharan.
Pics by Shubham Kamble.