The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) demolished a four-storey commercial building at Sikandarpur on Monday. The drive, to raze the structure, located close to residential houses of the village and Metro pillars 56 and 57, lasted around six hours.
The MCG has not only identified 35 big commercial structures constructed illegally or without building plans in all its four zones, but has also served notices on its owners.
The civic body had sent a notice to a building owner a week in advance to either demolish the structure or apply for the building plan sanction.
The MCG officials' squad comprised joint commissioner YS Gupta, duty magistrate Ajay Malik, SHOs of DLF Phase-I, Phase-II and Sector 29 Veer Singh, Jang Sher Singh and Jagdish Chand, respectively. The building was constructed illegally by the owner without a layout plan, which the MCG had to approve before the construction commenced.
"The owner of the land and building never bothered to apply for the building plan, though the corporation had sent reminders to him twice," said an official of the MCG. The squad also witnessed protests from the area people who had gathered in large numbers. However, heavy deployment of police personnel thwarted their attempts.
"These buildings are a threat to nearby houses and the owners are minting money by renting out these buildings. However, we have taken the matter seriously and sent notices to owners to either apply for the building plan or face demolition," said joint commissioner YS Gupta.
Meanwhile, most of these buildings are located along VIP roads and around localities like MG Road, Sohna Road, DLF, Sector 67 etc.