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Khattar govt didn’t like sound of HUDA, renames it Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran

SNS | New Delhi |

The BJP government in Haryana has changed the name of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) saying that it sounds like the name of former state chief minister Bhupinder Singh 'Hooda'.

The agency will now be known as Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP).

The decision was taken on Thursday in the state Cabinet meeting chaired by CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

Last year, Gurgaon was renamed as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh.

HUDA is a well known name in urban areas of Haryana, including Gurugram and Faridabad, because of residential plots offered by it to various sections of society. Before the creation of HUDA, the Urban Estates Department, established in 1962, used to work on planned development of urban areas. HUDA came into existence on January 13, 1977, under an Act.