DTCP to carry out demolition drive from Monday in residential colonies
The department officials said that they are personally appearing before court in cases where stay had been granted to apprise it of the ground situation. In the last six months, large-scale demolition drives have been carried out across the city.Updated: Aug 16, 2020 11:02 IST
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) will resume its demolition drive from Monday onwards in unauthorised colonies and also in licensed private colonies with illegal constructions.
The department officials said that they are personally appearing before court in cases where stay had been granted to apprise it of the ground situation. In the last six months, large-scale demolition drives have been carried out across the city.
“The department teams have carried out surveys in unauthorised areas as well as licensed colonies and a demolition plan has been prepared. Sealing will also be carried out in cases of violations of building plan rules,” said RS Bhath, district town planner, Gurugram, adding that it has also been decided that CM Window complaints lodged by residents with enforcement wing have also been divided areawise and these will resolved based on the area in which demolition drives are carried out.
Around 100 such complaints have been lodged by city residents and these pertain to building plan violations, maintenance and similar such issues, said officials. “It has been observed that a large number of violations have been carried out on small plots of 60 sq yard, which were meant for underprivileged section. Large building of five to six storeys have come up and these would now be on our radar so that future violations don’t happen,” said Bhath, adding that the department officials are now personally appearing in cases to explain the actual ground situation in the courts.
In last six months, the department has carried out over 50 demolition drives in unauthorised colonies, licensed private colonies to check mushrooming of illegal constructions and violations. However, the efforts made by DTCP were being offset by the continuous registration of small plots in controlled areas of the district in violation of rules, which promoted unauthorised colonization, said officials of the department. However, with the recent ban on registeries and action against revenue officials it is being expected that flow of such registries will be curbed.
“The government plans to introduce a foolproof process of registration and this will definitely help in controlling unauthorised registries of small plots,” said Bhath.
In last one year, it is estimated that more than 100 illegal colonies have come up in the city due to illegal colonization.