Illegal Colonies
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Early this week, DTCP i.e. the department of town and country planning released a list and shared the information of the number of demolition drives that were carried out in the Gurugram city by the enforcement wing in the last six months.

In the report, the department of town and country planning informed that 56 unauthorized colonies were demolished and they all were located on the outskirts of the city. The demolition drive cleared nearly 224 acres of land.

The report further said that the razed colonies were located in Sohna, Bhondsi, Sultanpur, Harsuru, Pataudi and other nearby areas. Apart from this, the DTCP also registered 25 complaints against the developers and land owners for constructing illegal colonies.

The list is released after a group of RTI activist under the banner of Aadhikar Manch alleged that the district town planner (enforcement) of Gurugram had allegedly sent NOCs to 55 plot holders for sub-division of plots (for development of colonies) and approximately 284 registries are done on the basis of these NOCs by the revenue department in Badshapur area.

According to the rule, one is required to get license and sanction from the Department of Town and Country planning to develop a colony.

In response to this acquisition, the DTCP released a list of the work carried out by them against the unauthorized constructions and illegal colonies.

Ved Prakash, district town planner (enforcement) said that in the past six months, the department planned 71 demolition drives against illegal colonies and carried out 68. He further said that the department cleared 224 acres of land from encroachment and 56 illegal colonies were demolished.

The officials also issued directions to multiple Government departments to seek unauthorized constructions that are in the initial stages of development. The DTCP also warned people residing in these colonies.

Ved Prakash also informed that the authority has asked the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) to prohibit electricity connections to illegal colonies as it will pause the development work there as no residential area can be developed without the continuous power supply.

The DTCP is also taking actions against the illegal colonies developed on EWS plots and have illegally constructed floors on 50-60 square yard plot.