Gurugram: Power woes in colonies as 16 builders fail to pay dues – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: Several residential colonies are facing power woes as 16 developers have failed to clear dues of over Rs 317 crore for creating infrastructure for the hassle-free electricity supply to thousands of families.

The developers of these residential colonies, where around 40,000 people live at present, have failed to set up around 20 sub-stations, required for power supply to these colonies.

And to further add to their woes, the residents of these colonies are finding it hard to get electricity connections due to pending dues from the developers side.

According to officials of DHBVN, lack of infrastructure is the biggest cause of the city’s power problems and failure to offer uninterrupted power supply to these colonies. Most of these builders have collected EDC/IDC (external development charges/internal development charges) from homebuyers, but did not deposit the due with power department.

As per the plan, 14 builders were supposed to build 18 sub stations of 33KVA each and two sub stations of 6 KVA each. Out of these four each by Unitech and Ansal API, two each by Vipul and ABL and one each by Suncity, Vatika, Malibu Towne, Ardee City, Uppal Southend, Parsvnath, Sheetal and Saraswati Kunj.

President of Gurgaon home developers and plot owners association Ramesh Singla said the homebuyers are facing difficulties in get power connection.

A senior official from the power department in a meeting with developers on Tuesday directed them to deposit the pending dues. He also said that if the developers failed to clear dues, the department will prepare a proposal and send it to higher authority for approval.



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Gurugram: Fire department seals Malibu Towne’s club for flouting rules – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: In a first, the fire department has sealed the club of a residential society for violation of fire safety norms and has also written to Gurgaon police for registration of FIR against the developer.

During an inspection, no firefighting system was found at the premises of Maple Club in Malibu Towne, and the developer failed to install it within the stipulated time, officials from the department said.

The department inspected the club on January 7 on the complaint of a Malibu Towne resident Raman Sharma. During the inspection, it was found that no firefighting system was installed in the premises. On January 12, the fire department issued a notice with the direction to get it installed or the fire safety no-objection certificate (NOC) will be cancelled. On February 12, fire officials again visited the club and found it hadn’t been installed despite the notice.

“Maple Club is an assembly building for social gatherings from time to time and the basement of the same is in very poor condition. The omission on the part of Malibu Estate is not only violating the provisions of Haryana Fire Service Act, 2009, but also causing danger to the lives and property of the visitors. Therefore, we have requested police to register an FIR,” said assistant divisional fire officer Isham Singh Kashyap.

The department of town and country planning (DTCP) had rejected the completion certificate of the township for failure to complete the construction of community sites in November. The township has around 16 approved community sites, out of which only 11 have been constructed as per the norms.

The developer of Malibu Towne could not be reached for a comment.



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Mayor tells Gurugram civic body, DTCP to speed up takeover of 11 private colonies – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: Mayor Madhu Azad on Tuesday directed the MCG and town and country planning department (DTCP) officials to expedite the work to takeover 11 private colonies. In a meeting chaired by Azad on Tuesday, she told the officials that the residents living in these colonies have demanded that the takeover should happen at a faster pace.

“It was informed in the meeting that the officials have sought consent of the private developers for the takeover and asked a private consultant to prepare a detailed project report,” Azad said.

The process of takeover of 11 private colonies — Malibu Towne, Vipul World, Mayfield Garden, Sushant Lok-2, 3, Greenwood City, Rosewood City, Ardee city, Uppal housing, DLF-4 and 5 is going on. The mayor said that the proposal of takeover of these private colonies was tabled in a House meeting and was approved unanimously.

“We were asked to submit service estimates of 11 private colonies to be taken over by the MCG. DTCP has submitted those estimates to the MCG. Now these estimates should be checked on site, assess any other deficiencies and prepare estimates to work on those deficiencies. Our department will then recover that amount from the builder or private developer and hand it over to the municipal corporation,” said Sanjeev Mann, senior town planner, Gurugram.

When asked about the status of the takeover, MCG’s chief engineer Raman Sharma said that the civic body is still identifying the infrastructural deficiencies of these 11 private colonies. Sources said that DTCP had submitted the estimates nearly two weeks ago, however, no progress was made in these two weeks due to which the review meeting was convened by the mayor on Tuesday.

“The proposed takeover is delayed and that is why we (councillors) met the chief minister. He gave us assurance that the work will be expedited,” said Kuldeep Yadav, councillor of ward 29.



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Gurugram: DTCP denies completion papers to Malibu Towne – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has denied a completion certificate to Malibu Towne as the developer failed to complete construction of community sites. The township has around 16 approved community sites, of which only 11 have been constructed so far.

Malibu Towne has been mired in controversy for a host of violations and illegal construction in the green belt. The township was allegedly constructed without taking mandatory environment clearance and development was not completed as per the approved plan.

Malibu Estate Private Ltd had applied for the completion certificate for its residential plotted colony —Malibu Towne — which is developed on 205 acres of land in Sector 50.

Senior town planner (STP) Sanjeev Man said as per the approved layout plan of the residential plotted colony of Malibu Towne, it should have 16 community facilities like schools, dispensary, crèche, religious buildings and club. All these structures should have been completed by May 2018. However, it was noticed that of the 16 community sites, the occupation certificates have been issued only for 11 community buildings till September 2018. Also, one religious building has been handed over to the government and a site for a sub-post office is provided in the shopping centre. “The occupation certificates for the remaining four community buildings have not been obtained by the developer till date,” he said.

The licence issued to the colony, according to the official, has lapsed and the developer has not renewed it. The DTCP has also found other violations like unauthorised construction in green belt, construction of sewerage treatment plant in the green area, installation of generator sets in parks and construction of an unauthorised cable room. “In view of these reasons, the completion certificate was declined to the township,” said K Makar and Pandurang, DTCP director.

The developer of Malibu Towne could not be contacted for his comment despite repeated attempts by TOI.

On October 17, developers and directors of Malibu Towne were booked by Gurgaon police for multiple violations of existing norms and rules related to developing a private colony. The case was registered on the district town planner’s complaint. The move was initiated after the DTCP hadn’t received a satisfactory reply on the violations from the developer. In October, a dispensary constructed on a one-acre land was allegedly demolished following the department had issued a notice to the developer.



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