Dehradun, March 20
Shopkeepers of Chakrata Road are not ready to give registry of the demolished parts of their shops in favour of the PWD as directed by the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) to them. The shopkeepers are insisting on getting the registry of the demolished portion in their names only.
MDDA officials have created unrest once again by issuing the fresh order.
A group of shopkeepers, especially freeholders, have once again united to protest against it.
President of the Freehold Traders Association of Chakrata Road Virender Rawat said, “The entire Chakrata policy has been faulty from day one. So we can’t surrender our interests by giving the registry of the demolished shops in name of the PWD. We will lose everything with that. The new shops have been given to us in lieu of the demolition but who knows the Congress government may start the allotment once again. Until everything becomes transparent, we cannot take the risk of handing over the registry documents of our shops to any wing of state government.”
This new order can lead to many more complications. Anil Bisht, another shopkeeper, said almost all shopkeepers had been given new shops of small size in lieu of their shops which were demolished on Chakrata Road.
He said they would demand registry of equal area for the newly allotted shops. It was up to MDDA officials to decide how to compensate the shopkeepers for the difference in the area, he added.