When Manish Garg (name changed on request), a businessman from Delhi, bought a 185 square metre plot in Gurgaon’s Sector 51, he started planning to shift here as his son works as a placement consultant in the Millennium City.
But all his dreams were shattered when he discovered that the property didn’t have any connectivity whatsoever. He even paid R15 lakh to a Greater Kailash-based owner as advance. A private developer had bought a piece of land that also included the passage that led to the Garg’s plot.
“We were not told that the path to our plot passes through the property of a private developer. If he (developer) decides to block the gate, we cannot enter our property,” said Garg.
To clarify doubts, he filed a right to information (RTI) application in the office of estate officer-II, to which no reply was sent even after 47 days, though it’s mandatory to send the reply in 30 days.
On Monday, when Garg paid a visit to the estate office to enquire about the RTI’s reply, he was handed over the
reply which was prepared on June 16.
The reply says: “The access to plot number 29, Sector 51 is blocked due to the licence issued to a private developer. Talks are going on to provide access to the allottees.”
It is a matter of great concern for all the property owners in the area where a mall is about to come up.
The real estate developer owns the road which connects sector plots and he owns the right to block the access as and when he wants. This is sheer goof-up on the part of the directorate of town and country planning (DTCP) which gave licence to the developer.
Despite several attempts, DTCP officials could not be contacted.