Haryana Urban Development Authority ( HUDA) issued resumption order against HUDA Town and Country Planning Employees Welfare Organisation (HEWO), society no. 1, Sector 5 of Mansa Devi Complex (MDC), on Friday over building bylaws violations as residents had constructed unauthorised bathrooms.
HEWO hit headlines recently due to typhoid outbreak in the society. It was suspected that the typhoid outbreak was due to mixing of sewage with drinking water which happened due to construction of unauthorised bathrooms by society residents. A girl also died on February 3 at the society.
The order by estate officer Vandana Disodia reads, “According to the condition no. 11 of the allotment letter, the allottee (society) cannot use the building/land for the purpose other than for which it has been allotted in accordance with the plans approved by the building.”
It added, “During the survey conducted by this office of the society of Sector 5 of MDC, Panchkula, on October 7, December 19, February 25 and March 8, it has been found that unauthorised bathrooms have been constructed by 135 flat owners of the society.
Some of the members of the society had covered the balconies by erecting grill and fiber sheets/by constructing wall and some of the members had constructed additional toilets in balcony area unauthorisedly which is illegal and not allowed as per sanctioned plan and HUDA building bylaws ….”
It also pointed out an illegal shop near gate and an unauthorised beauty parlour.
The first notice to the society was issued on November 5, 2013, and then another notice was given on January 3.
On January 10, during the personal hearing the society president requested for one-month time to remove violations. But again on February 25 and March 8, survey was conducted and same violations found existing.
Using the powers vested under section 17 (4) of the HUDA Act, 1977, Disodia resumed the plot and building constructed thereon. “Eviction proceedings will also be initiated against you,” said the order.
The land was allotted to the society on July 7, 1994. There are over 300 houses in the society.