Published On : Sat, Jan 30th, 2016

NIT puts 500 families of illegal colony on tenterhooks by serving vacate notices

The families had erected illegal construction and encroached the huge land situated behind Wox Cooler Factory on Koradi Road since the year 2009.
NIT serving vacate notices to illegal colony
Nagpur: Over 500 families could find themselves on tenterhooks as the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), acting tough, has issued notices to them to demolish illegal construction and encroachment from the lands owned by over two dozen persons within 30 days. The over 500 families had erected illegal construction and encroached the huge land situated behind Wox Cooler Factory on Koradi Road since the year 2009. Moreover, the NIT has also issued notices to illegally constructed slums in nearby areas to vacate the lands on their own. The NIT move is being seen as netting the smaller fish and sparing the bigger ones.

Notably, a 6.35 hectare land exists in Mauza Zingabai Takli area comprising Khasra No. 107, 108, 108/3, 109, 110, 110/2, 111/1, 111/2/1 just behind Wox Cooler Factory. Around 29-30 persons own land in these khasras. However, following no amicable settlement among these land owners, one of the members of a infamous family, taking advantage of internal bickering, usurped the land in 2009 and started settling illegal colonies on the seized land. Several needy people from outside Nagpur, in the hope of owning a house, spent between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1.50 lakh for erecting structure on the received land. Some persons even constructed 2-3-story buildings.

At present, the colony has around 500 houses constructed illegally. With high political reach, the member of the dubious family facilitated construction of roads and electric poles with the funds provided by then DPC and NIT quota. Water supply pipelines were also laid. Moreover, a weekly market is also run on Monday.

However, suddenly the 500 house owners of the illegal colony have found themselves caught between devil and deep sea as NIT served notices on January 12, 2016 to vacate the land on their own within 30 days. The man who had established the colony also told them to search for an alternative before the NIT deadline.

NIT serving vacate notices to illegal colonyHowever, some pointed questions could also be posed to NIT. How on earth the concerned authorities could not spot the illegal colony coming up at the vast land? Were the authorities hand in glove with the dubious settler of these 500 families? Will the NIT able to act if 2500-3000 members including women and children of these 500 families failed to vacate the land? Has the NIT have enough force at its hand undertake such an enormous operation at one go?

The role of khaki and khadi is also suspicious in the entire episode.