In Gurugram, the Department of town and country planning i.e. DTCP cancelled the Occupancy Certificate that was issued to 38 residential properties in the DLF and Sushant Lok 1 area for violating building norms.
The officials at DTCP said that all commercial activities were going on in these properties and this was leading to a loss in revenue for the state exchequer for crores of rupees every year.
According to the law, it is prohibited to carry out commercial activities in the residential areas even if it is a licensed colony that fall under the jurisdiction of Department of town and country planning or are the plots in sectors under the jurisdiction of the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP).
R S Batth, District town planner (planning) said that out of 38 properties, 30 are located on the Golf Course Road and in DLF area and the remaining are located in the three blocks of Sushant Lok 1.
He further said that after the completion of due process the action was taken on the same. Also a team of junior engineers visited these properties and noted the violations after which the action to cancel the Occupancy Certificate was taken.
Last week during the visit, the DTCP director had directed strict instructions to trace illegal commercial activities and also to take action against those violating norms. He further said that DTCP is writing a letter to the district administration in order to inform that these properties are registered at the tehsil level.
DTCP director KM Pandurang also said that such actions will be continued to be taken against such illegal constructions and violations.
Earlier to this, reports were there at over 100 residential buildings made changed in the establishment structures after receiving the Occupancy Certificate from the Government agencies. These changes are made to run commercial activities such as gym, salon, showrooms, clinics and more.