Various areas of Narol and Vatva in Ahmedabad have been brought under the Disturbed Areas Act. The Act will be in force for three years upto June 30, 2023 in all the areas that fall under the Narol and Vatva police station limit.
Earlier, the state government had in 2018 brought a bill amending several provisions of the Disturbed Areas Act to prevent the illegal sale and transfer of properties in such areas. It should be noted that under the Act, purchase or sale of properties in an area notified as ‘Disturbed’ cannot be done without the prior approval of the district collector.
The amendments had been made after several people made representations to the state alleging that properties were being bought and sold illegally or through transfer with the help of power of attorney in many areas.