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: Notice issued to over 30 residential towers running commercial activities – ET RealEstate

GURUGRAM: Over 30 residential properties have been served showcause notices for running commercial activities on their premises, violating building norms.

The department of town and country planning has identified properties in licensed colonies of Uppal Southend on Sohna Road and Palam Vihar that have been running commercial activities from residential buildings.

The department has warned the owners of the identified buildings to either take mandatory permissions, which is applicable in case of non-nuisance activities in the permitted area, or to shut down the activities with immediate effect.

District town planner RS Batth said the property owners have been directed to submit their replies before his office failing which process of sealing will be initiated against them.

Another official said the 10 building owners in Uppal Southend on Sohna Road were served notices as the property owners were running dental clinics, CA offices, beauty salons and guest houses from the residential premises. Apart from this, there are gates installed on internal roads of the society and a resident has filed a complaint against it at the CM window, on the basis of which notices have been served to concerned persons.

Similarly 22 property owners in Palam Vihar were also served notices for running commercial activities. As per the norms, no commercial activities can be operated from the residential buildings. Batth said there are few activities, which fall under non-nuisance category, for which the property owners can seek permission from the department.

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