A five-star hotel in Gurgaon has been accused of constructing a road in the picturesque Aravali hills without taking due permissions from the authority.
The hotel, which is yet to open, has been built at DLF Phase-1, and lies just a few yards away from the road. This road has been cut through the hills to link the facility with the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) road and the Gurgaon-Faridabad road.
The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) seems to have woken up only after
Ward No. 34 councillor, RR Rathee, lodged a complaint. The civic agency is yet to take any action in the matter despite having admitted that the road is illegal.
“We have initiated action against the hotel owner. We will not allow any movement through the illegal link road cut by the hotel,” said Raman Sharma, executive engineer (enforcement), MCG.
The official also said that the hotel owner had sought permission to construct the road, but the application has been pending at the concerned office in Chandigarh .
“We had visited the site and told the hotel owner to wait till the Chandigarh head office responds,” said Sharma.
The councillor has also written to the MCG commissioner, forest department as well as the deputy commissioner, seeking action against the hotel owner.
“We are shocked to see this autocratic act of the hotel authorities. What was more shocking was MCG officials’ ignorance on the issue. It is unbelievable that MCG was not aware of the illegal road,” Rathee said.
When contacted, the hotel representative refused to comment on the matter.