Wrong land measurement puts brakes on parking-cum-shopping complex Mandi

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The parking-cum-shopping complex to be built under the public-private partnership mode by a Gurgaon-based builder on Jail Road in the Mandi town has hit a major roadblock as the district magistrate has referred the land records of the site to the settlement officer, Dharamsala, for correcting the land entry.

The actual land of the site has turned out to be almost half of what was recorded in the revenue land records available with the District Magistrate.

The anomaly in land measurement was found after the project was awarded to the Gurgaon-based Raheja Builders during the previous BJP regime in 2011. The joint team of the revenue-builder measured the land, which turned out to be 4,483 sq m rather than 9,183 sq m as mentioned in the ‘jamvandi’ of the land available with the Revenue Department.

When the builder brought it to the notice, the tehsildar in his inquiry found that the mistake had occurred during the settlement of the land records done in 1960s, said one of the district officials.