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Illegal Gurgaon house owners: shift Air Force station or rehabilitate us

chandigarh Updated: Jul 22, 2013 21:35 IST
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The Gurgaon citizens’ council members, who had constructed houses illegally within 900 meters restricted area from the Gurgaon Air Force Station boundary, have approached the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking directions to the concerned authorities either to shift the Air Force Station elsewhere or to rehabilitate them in a time bound manner.

As per the centre government directions no construction could be allowed within the 900 metre area from the boundary of the Air Forces Station, Gurgaon, as it is Air Force’s ammunition depot. But over the decades a large number of houses had come up without a check from the government authorities.

The petition came up for hearing before the division bench headed by chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Monday that adjourned the case for hearing on July 31 with similar ongoing cases.

The petitioners have also requested the court to provide basic amenities of drinking water, electricity, drainage, medical facilities, education facilities and other civic facilities in the meantime.

The court was informed that earlier the state government allowed the colony to come up in the restricted zone and now around 12,000 families were living in the area in appalling conditions deprived of basic facilities by the authorities. It was stated that these families were being discriminated by the government as unapproved colony residents.