No restoration after notices: Town planner seals 4 buildings in DLF 1

  • | Monday | 20th November, 2023

GURGAON: Four residential buildings in DLF 1 were sealed by the enforcement wing of town and country planning department (DTCP) for violating building norms.District town planner(enforcement) Manish Yadav said that two buildings were sealed following a complaint was filed at the CM Window and two others for violations of occupation certificate norms.The department had issued show cause notices to offenders but they failed to furnish satisfactory replies. The building owners had carried out illegal construction of rooms in stilt parking and cutouts were covered in violation of the rules, he said.According to information received from the enforcement team after they got the complaints forwarded from CM Window, show cause notices were issued by the district town planner (enforcement) to two property owners and orders for restoration were also issued but no satisfactory reply was received, G-19/17 and A-4/3 buildings were sealed.Similarly, after obtaining occupation certificates the owners of properties situated at A-43/5 and A-35/16 in A-Block Extension of DLF 1 carried out illegal construction of rooms in stilt parking and cutouts were covered in violation of rules. Show cause notices and restoration orders were issued to both the house owners but no response was received so all four floors of house A-43/5 were sealed and first, second floor and terrace of house A-35/16 were sealed, an official said.Yadav said a letter will be written to DTP planning to cancel the occupation certificates of these buildings. Along with this, a letter has also been written to the concerned tehsils for not registering the sale and purchase of these buildings, he said.The department has resumed the sealing campaign against illegal commercial activities going on in residential houses, which was put on hold due to festive season. Before Diwali, the department had recovered Rs 1 crore from offenders during sealing drives against unauthorised construction and illegal commercial activities in licenced colonies. For de-sealing of buildings, which were sealed for various violations, the department had collected around Rs 50 lakh in the form of penalties and bank guarantees.Similarly, sealing of illegal commercial activities had fetched around Rs 50 lakhs in the form of permissions taken by property owners for running non-nuisance activities, as per the norms. We also published the following articles recentlyCivic body seals illegal premises at PatnemCanacona municipality in Goa has sealed an illegal tourism establishment in response to directives from the high court of Bombay. The court ordered the crackdown on illegal structures in the no-development zone and prohibited commercial activities in these structures. The Canacona Municipal Council sealed the premises, which had not obtained any permits or licenses. The electricity department also disconnected the illegally tapped power supply. The courts directives were a result of a writ petition filed by Arvind Sinai Nagarsenkar.MMC seals 5 Vasco shops in crackdownThe Mormugao Municipal Council in Vasco has sealed five shops for not paying trade licence fees or renewing licenses. The councils chief officer, Jayant Tari, executed the order personally, stating that the shops were operating illegally and causing revenue loss. In the past, several shops were sealed for similar reasons, but they were allowed to renew their licenses and pay arrears. Tari emphasized that the council will continue its drive against illegal shops and ensure licensees adhere to authorization conditions, as some lessees have sublet their shops.Skeleton tumbles out of sealed plastic drum in Baguiati flatA skeleton was discovered inside a sealed plastic drum in a flat in Kolkata that had been shut for two years. The flat was rented by a Nepalese couple in 2018, but they left two years ago while continuing to pay rent. When the landlord stopped receiving payment, he decided to clean up the flat and rent it again. The gender and cause of death of the skeleton are yet to be determined through a postmortem examination. The police are trying to identify the tenants through the rental agreement and banking transactions.

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