Gurugram: Shops, dhabas on residential plots demolished in DLF-2
GURUGRAM: The enforcement team of town and country planning department (DTCP) on Friday demolished more than 20 shops, which were illegally being operated from 10 residential plots in DLF-2 area. The team has recommended registering FIR against the property owners under the provisions of Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act 1975.
Officials said that dhabas, vegetable shops, general stores, packaging stores and other commercial activities were being run by property owners on residential plots in Dakshin Marg. All the shops were razed by the enforcement team with the help of earthmovers
In L block, the enforcement team sealed a building where 12 attendant quarters and a gymnasium were constructed in the basement and stilt parking. Similarly in P block, rooms constructed in the basement and stilt parking were sealed.
Ward 34 councillor Rama Rani Rathee had complained to the authorities regarding illegal commercial activities in DLF-2 causing inconvenience to the residents with respect to traffic, safety and security and other civic amenities. After repeated complaints from the residents, Rathee had demanded action against all such activities going on in the licenced colony in violation of the norms. District town planner (enforcement) Amit Madholia said there are strict directions from director KM Pandurang to check commercial activities in residential areas at any cost. “We have recommended FIR against the offenders and a demolition drive will be conducted on a regular basis to check the menace” he said.
According to the norms, no commercial activities, barring a few, can operate from residential buildings. There are a few activities which fall under non-nuisance category, which are allowed only on ground floors, covering not more than 25 per cent of the area or 50 square metre, whichever is lower, and to which ‘Non-nuisance Certificates’ are issued. Non-nuisance professional activities are those activities carried out by an individual using his/her personal skill and intelligence. Meanwhile, a demolition drive was carried out in an unauthorised colony carved out at village Berhampur in Sector 59. The colony which spread in over two acre land was cleared after razing 17 under-construction buildings and road network