Gurugram: Club built at site for community centre, Emerald Hills’ builder served notice
GURUGRAM: The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has issued a show- cause notice to the developer of Emerald Hills after a complaint was filed on the CM window, alleging that a commercial club has been constructed at a site designated for a community centre in violation of norms in the society.
The developer has now been directed to remove unauthorised structure and submit its reply within a week, failing which the department will initiate an action as per the provisions of Haryana Development and Regulation Of Urban Areas Act 1975.
In the complaint, residents urged the authorities to restore the community centre at the site and allow residents to use the facility charging a membership fee. They alleged that the developer also violated licence conditions.
“Why do residents have to go to court, spend time, money and energy for such issues? The DTCP should ensure that such violations do not happen,” said residents and alleged that the club membership is open to non-residents also now. They also claimed that the building is used for wedding functions.
District town planner (enforcement) Manish Yadav confirmed that the complaint was filed in his office alleging illegal construction of a commercial club at the site designated for the community centre in violation of Section 3b of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act 1975.
The developer has been directed to immediately remove illegal construction and bring the building in conformity with the approved plan and appear in the office within seven days to reply to the notice, failing which a legal action will be initiated against them.
Spokesperson for the Emaar India said, “We are already in touch with DTCP and will respond to the letter seeking clarification. Being an ethical and a professional real estate company, we follow all licencing rules and regulations”.