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Here’s all you need to know about HSVP, Haryana’s housing and area development authority

HSVP puts over 1,000 low-cost Gurgaon flats on sale

Update on April 13, 2021

In a move to generate revenue through the sale of apartments built nearly a decade ago, the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), is planning to sell over 1,000 flats in Gurgaon. Meant for the applicants from the economically weaker sections (EWS) and below the poverty line, these units were built in 2011, in Sector 47, under the Ashiyana Scheme.

Considering these are in poor state, because of years of neglect, the development body has already started the refurbishment of these units and expects the work to be over soon. Following this, the HSVP may start the allocation process. The Haryana government is expected to launch a statewide scheme to allot these houses to eligible applicants by May 2021. The prime reason behind these units finding no takers so far, has been inconsistencies in the allotment criteria. The HSVP has already started the process to identify eligible candidates.

The move by the HSVP is in line with a January 2021 announcement by the Haryana government, when it revealed plans to construct low-cost units for people from the marginalised sections.

At a time when the Gurgaon administration has effectuated a circle rate hike that would make properties in certain types of buildings costlier, the move by the HSVP would ensure that people from the EWS category continue to receive monetary support from the government, to enjoy housing ownership in a city where affordability in general remains elusive.

Note here that Gurgaon happens to be the costliest property market in the entire national capital region, although property values have witnessed some correction in the past five years.

Earlier, the HSVP also revised the fees for transfer of properties after almost a decade, with an aim to generate additional revenue for the authority at a time when an economic slowdown induced by the Coronavirus pandemic has hit its finances hard.

Here is everything you need to know about the HSVP.

There is a reason why Gurugram, once a small town in Haryana, has undergone a tremendous change over the past three decades, something that its neighbours have not been able to achieve. Infrastructure growth in Gurugram, which also known as the Millennium City, has put it in the same league as some world-class cities, its growing pains notwithstanding. Which is the agency that has been behind this dramatic change?

Before 1977 and before the task was assigned to a dedicated body, the urban development work in Haryana used to be carried out by the urban estates department. With the inception of an urban development body, previously known as the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), in that year, the speed of urbanisation increased in the state.

Now known as the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), the agency is a statutory body of the Haryana government, constituted under the Haryana Urban Development Authority Act, 1977, with an aim to ‘promote and secure the development of urban areas by acquiring undeveloped land’. The agency develops and disposes of land for residential, industrial, institutional and commercial purposes.


Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP)


Key responsibilities of the HSVP

The key responsibilities of the body, which owns 30 urban townships across Haryana, are to design, develop and manage urban infrastructure of the highest standards and to provide affordable housing to all sections of society.

Its responsibilities also include promoting ‘development of urban areas in a planned manner, using the acquired land for residential, industrial, recreational and commercial purpose and to make the developed land available to the Haryana Housing Board and other bodies, for providing houses to the EWS (economically weaker sections)’. The duties of the HUDA also include undertaking construction works.


HUDA wings

The HUDA has 11 wings that assist it in development work. These include wings on architecture, authority, engineering, establishment, enforcement, finance, IT, monitoring, legal, planning and policy.


HSVP housing board colonies

The HSVP has developed a total of 50 housing board colonies across the state. At 12 each, the highest number of housing board colonies by the HSVP have been developed in Karnal and Rohtak circles.

In the Gurgaon circle, the development body has built housing colonies in Sector 6, Dharuhera; Sector 39, 39 Pocket A, 39 Pocket B, 40, 51, 52, 55 and 56, Gurgaon; and Sector 3, Rewari.


HSVP group housing societies

Since 1983, the HUDA has been developing group housing projects in its major urban estates, providing multi-storeyed constructions. So far, the HUDA has allotted about 800 acres of land to registered co-operative group housing societies, welfare housing organisations and government departments, for rental housing.


HSVP residential plot schemes

From time to time, the HUDA sells residential plots to buyers in the city. In 2019-2020, for example, the HSVP offered possession of 3,07,529 plots to citizens.


Eligibility for HUDA residential plot schemes

To be able to apply for HUDA residential plots or group housing in Haryana, the applicant should be a citizen of Haryana and should not have any other house or plot in his or his spouse’s name in the state.


Payment for HUDA plots

Residential plots are allotted by the HUDA through a draw of lots. The winner has to pay 10% of the tentative cost of the plot as the earnest money, at the time of submitting the application. Another 15% of the cost should be paid within 30 days from the date of issuance of the letter of allotment. The remaining 75% shall be payable within 60 days, either in lump-sum without interest from the date on which the allotment letter is issued or in six annual instalments with 9% interest.

The first instalment shall be payable after expiry of one year from the date of issue of the allotment letter. The interest on the remaining amount will accrue from the date on which possession is offered. An 11% interest per annum is chargeable on the delayed payments for the period of delay, as per the existing policy.


Documents required for HUDA plot scheme

Applicants have to submit the following documents to get a plot under the HUDA Haryana Group Housing Scheme:

  • Copy of Aadhaar Card or Voter’s ID or driving licence
  • Copy PAN card
  • Photocopy of birth certificate
  • Valid income certificate

See also: All about Haryana’s Jamabandi website and services


Building regulations in Haryana

On all residential construction in the state, provisions of the HUDA (Erection of Buildings) Regulations, 1979, apply. The provisions of BIS (National Building Code) will apply wherever the HUDA (Erection of Buildings) Regulations and zoning clauses are silent on any aspect.


Permissible maximum coverage for residential development

Area of the siteMaximum coverage permissible on ground (including residential and ancillary zones)Maximum coverage permissible on the first floor
For the first 225 sq metres of the total area of the site60% of the such portion of the site55%
For the next 225 sq metres’ portion of the area (between 225 and 450 sq metres)40% of such portion of the site35%
For the remaining portion of the site (the portion of the area exceeding 450 sq metres)35% of such portion of the site25%


Permissible FAR and maximum height in HUDA residential areas

Plot categoryMaximum permissible FARMaximum permissible height
6 Marla1.4511 metres
10 Marla1.4511 metres
14 Marla1.3011 metres
1 Kanal1.2011 metres
2 Kanal1.0011 metres


Note here that there is no limit on the height of buildings. However, for buildings of over 30 metres in height, the builder has to get a clearance from the National Airport Authority of India. Similarly, for buildings higher than 60 metres, a clearance from recognised institutions, such as the ITTs, the Punjab Engineering College, etc. and a fire safety clearance from the Institute of Fire Engineers, Nagpur will also be required. Also, buildings with a height of more than 15 metres must have an adequate number of elevators, as per the BIS Building Code, in addition to stairs.

Also note that for housing societies, the allowed population density in Haryana is 100 to 300 persons per acre or five persons per dwelling unit.

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Services on HSVP website

A variety of services are offered to citizens on the official website of the HSVP. These include:

  • Draw results
  • Application for legal heir
  • Online applications for NRIs
  • Building plan permissions
  • Plot payments
  • Online payment status check
  • Online booking of public utilities
  • Payment of water bills/ application for new water connection
  • Allottee account information
  • Plot status enquiry
  • Account statement printing
  • Guidelines for payments
  • General purpose challan
  • Payment challan
  • Duplicate scheme receipt printing
  • TDS details filling
  • Contact numbers for unsuccessful bank payments-related queries

See also: Stamp duty and registration charges in Haryana


HUDA contact information

Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran

HSVP Office Complex, C-3, Sector 6,

Panchkula, Haryana

Phone: 1800-180-3030,



Word of caution for buyers

Various instances of frauds have come to light in the past, where conmen have tried to sell plots in Haryana to naïve buyers, projecting them as owned by the HUDA. In November 2020, the Haryana state vigilance bureau arrested 26 people who were allegedly involved in fraudulent grabbing of the HUDA plots, meant to be allotted to slum-dwellers in Faridabad.

Buyers must make online applications on the official website and should not involve any third parties, to apply for HUDA plot or housing schemes.


HSVP: Latest updates

HUDCO may offer funds to Amrapali

The Supreme Court has asked the HUDCO, if it was willing to finance unfinished projects of embattled real estate company Amrapali. Earlier, the top court was informed that the HUDCO was willing to offer funds for the completion of Amrapali’s projects.

HUDA is an entity, not a sovereign body: CCI

The functions of the HSVP are not beyond the purview of rules pertaining to competition, the Competition Commission of India has said. The observation by the competition watchdog came, while delivering a verdict on a plea filed by Gurugram Institutional Welfare Association against the corporation. The HUDA had earlier restricted the association from transferring the rights of a plot and property constructed on it to another entity, before obtaining its prior permission. In response, the HUDA had argued that it cannot be held to be an ‘enterprise’ under the provisions of the Competition Commission Act, 2002 and its jurisdiction could not be questioned by the CCI.  While pronouncing the HUDA not guilty in the matter, the CCI emphasised that it was ‘undoubtedly an enterprise’.



When was the HUDA constituted?

The HUDA came into being in 1977.

Are HUDA and HSVP the same entities?

The urban development body in Haryana was previously known as HUDA and is now formally known as the HSVP.

Where is the head office of the HUDA located?

The head office of the HUDA is in Panchkula, Haryana.


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