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Illegal guest houses in city to face music

india Updated: Sep 30, 2011 01:16 IST
Divya Sethi

The Gurgaon administration is all set to take action against the owners who turn their residential premises for commercial purposes. The administration has received complaints about illegal paying guests and guest houses being run in many such residential premises.

The administration will be issuing notices and will take action if the violators do not comply with the notices. The department will even seal and impose fine on them, said one official.

According to the administration, though such activities are a boon for many outstation residents, but neighbours face problems like power fluctuation, water scarcity and above all shortage of parking space.

"In our area there are three to four guest houses with rooms having air conditioners. So one can actually imagine the power load and the fluctuations during peak hours. These plots are of 120 square yards where at times 10-12 guests stay," said Anthony Cruz, a resident of DLF Phase III.

Mehak Sharma, a resident of Sector 40 said, "Parking has emerged as a big problem due to increasing number of guests and influx of vehicles."

"The administration should look into the guests' identity. We do not even know as to who is putting up in these guest houses," said Manvinder Singh, another resident. "There has been mushrooming of guest houses in the city and we are certainly receiving complaints about it," said PC Meena, deputy commissioner, Gurgaon.

He further said, "We are issuing notices to these paying guest houses and still if they do not shut down than we will be forced to seal them."