Gurugram: Golf Course Road Area Leads Objections to Higher Circle Rate

The district revenue administration, which had proposed revised circle rates for the second phase, had sought suggestions and objections to its proposal till January 10.

GURUGRAM: The proposed revision of circle rates has faced most resistance in Sushant Lok I, II, III, Golf Course Road and DLF phases, the district administration said.

The district revenue administration, which had proposed revised circle rates for the second phase, had sought suggestions and objections to its proposal till January 10. “It is the first time we got such a response. We are putting together and analysing the data so a final decision on circle rates can be taken. After the analysis, we will convene a meeting on the final rates,” a district administration official said.

From about 15-odd suggestions or objections the department usually receives, the number shot up to 65 this time. “Most of these were by residents. One, for instance, has said that their budget to buy an apartment was Rs 70-80 lakh. If the proposed circle rate is implemented, the same apartment will end up costing Rs 1.4 crore,” the source said.

There are others who want parity in the circle rates of licenced colonies. “The revised rate of Rs 85,000 is much lower than that in other similar licenced colonies like South City I, DLF Phase I & IV. We object to the revised rate for Sushant Lok I and request that the prevalent market rate, of Rs 1.2 lakh, be maintained since builder houses are already coming up at this rate in Sushant Lok I,” the Sushant Lok I RWA wrote, adding that the disparity would create space for underhand dealings.

The Gurugram Home Developers and Plot Holders Association has also demanded that the proposed circle rates be retracted. “They are much higher than the market rates,” said Ramesh Singla, president of the association.