|Housing Society colony at Mishriwala proves a mirage|
|15 yrs on, beneficiaries await possession|
Early Times Report
jammu, Nov 15: A proposed colony by J&K Cooperative Housing Society (JKCHS) Panchwati, at Mishriwala is nowhere in sight, as the allottees are waiting for possession of their plots for 15 years.
In 2004, the JKCHS sold over 1500 plots spread over 500 kanals of land. The colony was to be developed by the JKCHS, but after receiving payment from the allottees, the JKCHS did not fulfil its promise, said an allottee, adding that they are now tired of approaching the JKCHS authorities.
The allottees have had also represented their case before Divisional Commissioner Jammu and Deputy Commissioner Jammu, but to no avail. The allottes said that all the plot holders of Panchwati colony feel cheated, as nobody knows about his/her plot. "The authorities of the Housing Colony had even made registration of plots in their record, but on the ground I don't know where my plot is", another allotted added.
He said that as per the notification issued by the Housing Society for sale of the plots in the colony, it was assured the colony would be developed. "After 14 years now, if you visit the colony you will find nothing there. There are no roads, no electricity. Also, water supply pipes have not been laid there. In the absence of these basic things, people who spent their hard earned money are at loss to understand what to do," he added.
The allottees alleged that the authorities have swindled huge money from the gullible people. "At that time the Housing Society sold land for Rs 8,000 to 10,000 per marla, and over 10,000 marlas of land was sold", they said.
Managing Director, JKCHS, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, did not respond to calls for his comment.