In what could spell trouble for the marble traders of Sikanderpur, the commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has issued a warning regarding cancellation of plots allotted to them in Sector 33-34.
The move comes in the wake of Hindustan Times reporting the issue several times.
MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal, in a letter, has asked the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) to cancel those plots, allotted to traders in Sector 33-34 seven years ago, but who continued to operate from Sikanderpur.
In 2004, Huda had allotted land to 150 marble shop owners operating from Sikanderpur.
If the letter of the MCG commissioner is viewed in letter and spirit, a majority of traders have “illegally” occupied the areas
allotted to them.
For the first time, the corporation has requested Huda administrator Praveen Kumar to initiate stringent action against defaulters
by cancelling their plots at the marble market. “Such allottees or encroachers of Sikanderpur have been asked by the corporation
to vacate the excess areas,” the letter states
“Many traders have been running their marble businesses from both sites — Sector 33-34 and Sikanderpur. Please initiate stringent action against them,” the document further states.
It is learnt that Huda administrator Praveen Kumar has served an ultimatum to the traders, asking them to declare the status of their plots at Sector 33-34.
“If they don’t give us a declaration about the status of their plots, we will conduct an extensive survey to find the defaulters,” he said.