In the latest crack down on illegal borewells, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), on Saturday dismantled a set-up which was almost ready to draw groundwater in Mayfield Gardens.
Today Homes Infrastructure Private Limited — one of the five firms that developed Mayfield Gardens in Sector 49 and 50 — had dug up a 300-feet borewell in K Block.
“I received a complaint from a local about an illegal borewell by a known developer. I immediately issued an order to dismantle the borewell and lodge an FIR,” Meena said.
Acting on orders by deputy commissioner (DC) PC Meena, Huda executive engineer VK Sheokand seized the motor, pipelines and other tools from the developer’s site.
“We handed over all the seized materials to the local police. It took us nearly six hours to dismantle the entire structure. Later, we filled the hole with earth and rubble. We also submitted a report to the DC,” said Sheokand, adding that only the district town planning (enforcement) is authorized to lodge a police complaint.
As a result, the police are yet to lodge an FIR against the builder in absence of a complainant. The area falls in jurisdiction of Sadar Police station.
District town planner (enforcement) Anil Dabas, however, could not be reached for comment on the matter.
On the other hand, Ashok Arora of Today Homes Infrastructure said the administration’s move against illegal borewells was a welcome step.
Amid concerns over a depleting water table, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has banned extraction of groundwater in Gurgaon.