The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will start taking action against Gwal Pahari residents, who received eviction notices, from February 16, civic body officials confirmed.
The MCG has claimed that 464 acres of land that was being illegally encroached upon falls under its jurisdiction
Situated in the foothills of Aravalli, Gwal Pahari comes under Gurgaon district and is surrounded by New Delhi and Faridabad borders.
The vitality of the location forced real estate developers to base their establishments there. Since most of the land falls within the local panchayat, the area has been drawn into legal tussles. Many individuals, real estate developers and farmhouse-owners hold properties in Gwal Pahari, an MCG official said.
The official said based on further surveillance and spot visit by the enforcement team, the list of illegal settlers has increased from 178 to 324.
MCG commissioner V Umashankar confirmed the development and said the violators needed to send their responses to the eviction notices sent by MCG by February 16 failing which they would be directed to vacate their land. The MCG will then seize or demolished their properties and fence the area, the commissioner said.
“The process of sending eviction notices to residents is being completed. The violators can approach the MCG and the legitimacy of their land can then be assessed with their coordination. Once the period (till February 16) lapses, consequent action will be taken,” Umashankar said.
It is learnt that nearly 200 notices have been sent to Gwal Pahari residents so far. The remaining are expected to reach property owners by Monday.
Last month, during a court hearing at the revenue court of the then district collector TL Satyaprakash, MCG’s land at Gwal Pahari was divested and it was observed that a mutation order needed to be approved from the state government.
The MCG then blocked the mutation order after approaching divisional commissioner of Gurgaon D Suresh. Since then, the civic body has been trying to reaffirm its hold on Gwal Pahari.