Intensify vigil against farmhouses in Aravalis: Gurugram deputy commissioner

GURUGRAM: The deputy commissioner held a meeting with district town planner and police on Friday to intensify vigil in Aravali area in order to check construction of illegal farmhouses on the forest land.

During the meeting of Task Force for Enforcement, deputy commissioner Yash Garg said he would review the status of construction in Aravalis on a regular basis.

“I have directed the district town planner, sub divisional magistrates and deputy commissioners of police to ensure there is no unauthorised construction and illegal colonies and the same should be checked at initial stages. There will be special focus on Aravalis, no such activities will be tolerated in the forest area,” he said.

Garg also reviewed the status of demolition drives carried out during the past six months and discussed the focus area for proposed demolition drives.

In the meeting, the members of the task force also presented the status of FIRs registered in connection with illegal and unauthorised construction and challenges being faced by the police and DTCP.

District town planner RS Batth, who is also member secretary of the task force, said the offence of construction of additional floors in licenced colonies without permission has been viewed strictly and shall be taken up in enforcement drives in coming months. “Such constructions are creating a burden on the existing infrastructure of the city,” he said.

It was decided in the meeting that the recovery of expenditure of demolition drives shall be done in the form of arrears of land revenue, if a violator fails to deposit the same. “Revenue authorities shall make red entries in the revenue record of such offenders,” added Batth.

“Also the matter of registration of multiple dwelling units on a single floor, both is licenced as well as regularised and illegal colonies, was discussed and action will be taken against such offender soon,” he said. Batth said that in order to curb illegal constructions, the Daksin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) will devise a mechanism regarding disconnection of electricity connections in illegal colonies and in licenced colonies where additional floors have been constructed in violation of the norms.

During the meeting, members also raised the matter of illegal borewells and the deputy commissioner directed hydrologists to work out modalities to restrict illegal abstraction of water in the city.

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