Gurugram: Months after DTCP order, no boundary wall yet for BPTP Park Serene – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: Residents of BPTP Park Serene in Sector 37 D have alleged non-compliance of department of town and country planning (DTCP) directions by the developer of the society.

The residents complained that even after three months, the developer has failed to complete the construction of the boundary wall alongside the revenue road which is posing a serious security risk.

In December last year, the enforcement wing of the DTCP had cleared the encroachment done by the developer on the revenue road. “After several complaints, the department cleared the encroachment but now it has become a security concern for us as the builder is not closing the open passage. Though there is a guard assigned at the gate but it is not a practical solution as anybody can enter the premises. The builder has not strictly complied with the sanctioned layout plan and has done severe violation,” said PK Naithani, president of Park Serene RWA.

Earlier this month, the residents had written to deputy commissioner of Gurugram and the authorities concerned on the matter and demanded the construction of missing portion of boundary wall alongside the road in a time bound manner to avoid any security risk for the residents living in the society.

The residents pointed out that the developer has installed a double gate on both sides of the revenue road and is claiming that it is a fire tender path. “This is a clear violation of Haryana Building Code, 2017 and National Building Code 2016 as the fire tender path is useless in case of a mishap. How can an internal fire tender path be crossing a public revenue road? How did the fire department and DTCP provide NOC for Occupation Certificate with such huge violations?” questioned Hemant Kumar, RWA general secretary.

Meanwhile, a representative of the developer said, “With due compliance, the work has already been undertaken considerably while back and if there are any complaints with the department we will respond to them. The wall has been constructed according to the directions by the department and gates have been installed with guards.”



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Gurugram: Orchid Gardens’ residents & RWA lock horns over parking, access road – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: Residents living in the economically weaker section (EWS) apartments of Orchid Garden in Sector 54 have alleged that the RWA has refused entry and parking to their vehicles in the premises. They further said the RWA has illegally constructed a grocery shop, resting room and lavatory for drivers, blocking the approach road to their flats.

Residents said they have filed a complaint with the department of town and country planning (DTCP) on the matter, but to no avail. “We have been constantly harassed by the RWA and senseless rules have been imposed upon us over various issues. We haven’t been allowed to park our two-wheelers or four-wheelers inside the society complex. I am a senior citizen with a heart ailment. What will I do in case of an emergency? We have written to DTCP on the matter, but nothing has been done to provide any relief to us so far,” said Rohtash Singh Yadav, a resident.

“Even if we have to carry out some construction or other work at home, they do not allow vehicles to unload materials. We have not seen such practices being followed anywhere in the city,” said another resident.

They also alleged that the RWA has been using the approach road as a temporary badminton court, blocking access to their flats. “There is no end to our suffering as they are dumping construction material and garbage in front of our flats. No facilities such as maintenance, security or garbage collection are being provided by the RWA. We are managing all this on our own,” said Poonam Aggrawal, who lives in the society.

Meanwhile, the RWA has refuted these claims, calling them baseless. “The EWS apartments have been provided with a proper and broad access road with well lit-up areas. There is no permanent structure near the EWS flats and both the temporary sheds are not even remotely close to the access road. No car parking is allotted to the EWS apartments but we have allowed access to their cars for the drop-in facilities. Moreover, no badminton court has been built on the access road and such allegations are baseless,” the RWA said in a statement.



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Gurugram: DLF-3 residents to keep eye on illegal structures – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: In a first in the city, the residents of DLF-3 have formed a committee to keep a check on unauthorised construction on plots earmarked for houses in the economically weaker section (EWS) category within the licensed colony. The committee will also prepare a database of all EWS plots, ownership details and violations noticed.

The move came after 150 properties on smaller EWS plots, measuring 60 to 120 sq yards, were recently sealed by the department of town and country planning (DTCP) for unauthorised construction and illegal commercial activities.

Residents have been complaining that a few blocks of DLF-3 have become “unliveable” because of the mushrooming of illegal paying guest accommodations and guesthouses, particularly in the EWS plots of 60 and 120 square yards. This, according to them, has caused chaos in the area by adversely affecting resources such as electricity, water supply and other civic amenities.

DTCP officials had spotted, during inspection visits, that plot owners have violated the norms by 100% ground coverage, constructing 6-7 storey buildings and combining two or more plots to use the premises for commercial establishments like offices, grocery shops and restaurants.

During a meeting with district town planner (enforcement) RS Batth on Thursday, the residents agreed to remove encroachments immediately and demolish extra floors constructed in violation of the norms. “The residents will submit an action-taken report on the corrective measures taken by them to the district town planner’s office within 15 days. During this period, the enforcement team will conduct surprise inspection visits and verify whether the residents are removing unauthorised construction or not,” he said.



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Gurugram: Illegal buildings in private colonies likely to be sealed – ET RealEstate

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GURUGRAM: Around a week after sealing 150 properties constructed in violation of building norms in DLF-3, several unauthorised properties built on EWS plots of South City-1 and illegal commercial establishments set up in Sushant Lok-l and DLF-2 are on the radar of the town and country planning department (DTCP).

The department has already conducted a survey in these colonies and is likely to take action against the violators. A few buildings could be sealed this week.

Recently, the department received several complaints on unauthorised buildings constructed on plots measuring 60 square yards, which are meant for people belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS). The department has already issued showcause notices to a few properties identified by it. Soon, a sealing drive will be carried out, an official said.

District town planner (enforcement) RS Batth said the complaints were received by the department in writing and on social media. In most cases, developers have constructed buildings of six to seven storeys by merging two plots, he said, adding that several major violations have been committed by these builders during construction and now they are trying to tie up with companies to rent out these as paying guest accommodations.

According to the norms, only four storeys with stilt parking are allowed on these plots but rampant violations have been found in South City-1. Last week, the department had sealed around 150 properties in DLF-3 for unauthorised construction and illegal commercial activities.

According to the norms, only four floors are allowed on a residential plot, but in complete violation of the rules, the property owners have constructed seven to eight floors. “We have sought details of these property owners who have violated the norms from the developers. Many have constructed commercial setups like guesthouses and paying guest accommodation on 60sq-yard plots earmarked for EWS homes,” said an official.

After the sealing drive in DLF-3, the department has received several complaints from residents of Sushant Lok -1 and DLF-2 about illegal commercial activities in the basements and floors of residential buildings. The residents alleged they are facing parking and other civic problems due to illegal commercial activities.

Batth said the director has issued strict directions to check illegal construction on EWS plots and ensure the builder does not construct floors on these plots in violation of the norms.



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