Gurgaon: Stores in mall basements sealed for norms violation
In Spaze Platinum Mall, the team sealed two stores, while in Spaze Edge Mall, it sealed two stores and a toilet set up by Big Bazaar in the basement.gurgaon Updated: Sep 17, 2017 21:48 IST
An enforcement team of the district town planning (DTP) department sealed several stores in malls on Sohna Road following complaints of congestion from shoppers in walking and parking vehicles. The DTP team conducted a three-hour long drive in as many as six malls and sealed stores of top brands, including Big Bazaar.
“In the basement of ILD Mall, we sealed one outlet of Bikaner Sweets and KFC, each, as we found a gross violation of terms and conditions of the town and country planning department. This violation can also lead to termination of the licence of the mall, if repeated,” said Rajender Sharma of the DTP enforcement team.
Sharma said, “We had warned all malls in the district to remove illegal structures from the basements and setbacks on their own. We erased all such structures from malls on MG Road in the last fortnight. We have observed the malls have been violating the norms. In view of the upcoming Dussehra festival, a large number of shoppers will visit the malls and for that, all refuge areas and public utility spaces such as parking and walking areas are necessarily required to be safe and congestion-free.”
In Spaze Platinum Mall, the team sealed two stores, while in Spaze Edge Mall, it sealed two stores and a toilet set up by Big Bazaar in the basement.
“In Ninex Mall’s basement, the team sealed as many as nine illegal stores of hotel Fortune. We also sealed coal storage and diesel storage by the hotel, which is highly inflammable. It is objectionable material stored by the hotel and mall,” said Narender Kumar, assistant town planner (ATP).
“We also sealed three stores in the second basement of the mall leased to LG Electronics and Electrolux,” said Amit Madholia, ATP.
The enforcement drive will continue in malls across the city for clearing encroachments. The DTP office received several complaints from shoppers about illegal structures in the basements and setbacks causing inconveniences.
“We informed the head office Chandigarh in this regard and took action. It will continue,” the DTP said.