IRWO: Land Procurement

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Land Procurement

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Requirement of land at Ahmedabad
IRWO requires about 3 to 5 acres of freehold land, duly approved by Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority, for developing a Group Housing Scheme for its members at Ahmedabad. For locations where the plot of land is required and the detailed terms and conditions, please click here. The last date for receipt of offers in IRWO's office in New Delhi is 30th June 2014.

The following is the position of procurement of land by IRWO for Group Housing at various locations:

1. Ahmedabad
Tender for turnkey project by a Builder for ready-built dwelling units including land transfer, had been called to be opened on 18-12-2013 for Ahmedabad. At the request of Builders, the date of opening of the tender was extended to 09-01-2014. Only one valid offer was received. The location of the land offered by this bidder was not found suitable and as such the tender has been discharged. Now it has been decided to procure a suitable plot of land for the housing scheme.

2. Bhubaneswar
IRWO had selected land at three locations where letters of intent were also issued but Owners/ Sellers could not honour the commitments regarding marketability, title of land/other legal requirements etc. The land could not be purchased finally. A fresh advertisement was placed in newspapers in November 2011 and some offers were received. Land Committee visited Bhubneshwar in February 2012 to see some of the plots of land. A letter of intent was again placed for procurement of a plot of land but due diligence revealed several disputes about the land. Efforts are being made to locate new plots of land. State Govt. has also been approached to provide a suitable plot of land.

3. Faridabad
In response to an advertisement for sale of group housing land at Faridabad, some offers were received. The offers were examined but the plots of land were not found suitable. Offers were again invited for a suitable plot of land. Land Committee has visited Faridabad recently to inspect some plots.

4. Greater Noida West (Noida Extension)
Tenders for turnkey project by a Builder for ready-built dwelling units including land transfer, was called to be opened on 11-11-2013. No offer has been received. Tender has again been re-invited including other locations in one tender for NCR, to be opened on 22nd May 2014.

5. Jabalpur
Land Committee visited Jabalpur and a plot of 20 acres from the State Government was found suitable. Request letter was given to State Government for allotment of land to IRWO and the formalities required were also completed. However, the cost of land advised by the Collector, as well as the annual lease rental, were found to be very high. As such, offers for a suitable private plot of land are under examination.

6. Kolkata.
Tenders for turnkey project by a Builder for ready-built dwelling units including land transfer, were called to be opened on 11-03-2014. No offers were received. Now some offers for plots of land are under examination.

7. Mumbai
Letter of Intent (LOI) for purchase of 10.5-Acre of land in Panvel on Mumbai – Goa highway has been issued. The LOI has been accepted by the Seller. Due diligence for title of the Land is in progress.

8. NCR
Tenders for a Turnkey project by a Builder for ready-built dwelling units including transfer of land at various locations in NCR, namely Rajnagar Extension, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat, Manesar, Bhiwadi and Narela were invited to be opened on 07-05-2014. Date of opening of tenders has been extended to 22nd May 2014.

9. Patna
A number of plots have been seen at Patna but were not found suitable for group housing.

10. Shimla.
A suitable plot of land was identified and Letter of Intent (LOI) placed on the party. However, the party now does not appear to be serious about implementing the LOI. Efforts are being made to locate more plots of land.

11. Sohna
Tenders for turnkey projects by a Builder for ready-built dwelling units including land transfer, was called to be opened on 12-11-2013 for Sohna. One offer was received. Location of the plot of land was not considered suitable and the tender has been discharged. A few plots of land have been inspected by the Land Committee for possible procurement of a suitable plot.

12. Varanasi
Three offers for sale of plots received in IRWO's office were examined. Land Committee visited Varanasi in October 2011 to see the plots of land. Letter of intent was issued for a plot which was found most suitable but there were some issues related to the land ceiling act with some portions of that plot of land. Hence, the LOI had to be cancelled. Some more plots of land were inspected by MD and DT during their visit to Varanasi in July 2012 and a LOI was again placed. This time the party could not get the land aggregated. Another LOI was again placed for another suitable plot but the party did not come forward for implementation of the LOI.