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Uttara 3rd Phase, Purbachal

Plot handover starts this month

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Helemul Alam

After missing at least four previous deadlines, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha is set to hand over plots from the end of this month among allottees of Uttara Model Town 3rd phase and Purbachal New Town project plots.
Chairman of Rajuk Nurul Huda said they have completed the development work in some sectors of both the projects and will start distributing plots.
Rajuk will start handing over around 1,100 plots of Purbachal sectors 4 and 17, said the executive engineer of the project.
The plots of sector 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 and 14 will be handed over in the second phase in June if everything goes smoothly, he added.
Another official said eviction is necessary for constructing roads in some sectors and once completed, they would be able to hand over the rest of the plots.
The Purbachal project is being implemented on 6000 acres of land, of which 4,500 acres are in Narayanganj and 1500 acres in Gazipur.
The city development authority will also start handing over around 2500 plots in two sectors under Uttara 3rd phase, Rajuk sources said.
"We will be able to hand over around 2000 plots in Uttara sector-15 as we have completed setting up 80 percent demarcation pillars so far," noted a project official.
He also mentioned around another 500 plots in sector 16 would be ready for handover.
There are a total of 2885 plots in Uttara 3rd phase project.
The construction work of 12 bridges is going on and will be completed by next year, stated the official.
Failing to meet its two previous handover deadlines, the authority fixed it for January 2010 last year and later it extended to December 2010.
The Rajuk website still shows the target date for handing over plots of sectors 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14 (part) and 17 of Purbachal from November, 2010 while for Uttara 3rd phase from January 2010.
The Uttara Model Town 3rd phase is to the west of the second phase project. The project area includes Diabari, Bauniya, Deul, Bailjuri, Chandalbhog and Nalbhog.
According to sources in Rajuk, it took the Uttara Model Town project in 1966 and completed in 1992. In the first phase Rajuk allotted 6,000 plots on 950 acres of land.
The development work of the second phase started in 1992 and was completed in 1998. The authority acquired 438 acres of land and allotted 5,315 plots in this phase.
Purbachal New Town Project is located in Rupganj of Narayanganj and Kaliganj of Gazipur in between rivers Balu and Sitalakkhya. It is 16 kilometres from the capital.
The implementation period of the 24,697-plot project is from July 1995 to June 2012.

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