GURUGRAM: The developer of DLF-1 has sought strict action against 23 residential properties where illegal commercial activities are allegedly being carried out in violation of the norms.

DLF, the developer, has written to the enforcement wing of the district town planner (DTP) to initiate strict action against properties running activities like restaurants, eateries, shops and offices on residential plots in violation of their building plans.

Residents of the licensed colony have filed several complaints with the developer and the department of town and country planning (DTCP) over the issue.

After carrying out a survey in the area, the developer has now identified 23 such properties and shared the list with several authorities, including DTCP, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon for action. “Not just the developer, residents too have filed several complaints with DTCP, CM Window and other authorities concerned, but not much action has been taken against the violators. The department has only served notices in some cases,” said Arvind Kumar, a resident.

Workshops, grocery, fruit and vegetable stores and restaurants and dhabas are operating from some residential plots as well as vacant government land in the colony without permission from the department concerned, residents said. They also alleged that these activities have resulted in illegal parking and other civic issues in the area.

According to the norms, no commercial activities, barring a few, can be operated from residential buildings. DTP (enforcement) RS Batth said there are a few activities which fall under non-nuisance category, for which the property owners can seek permission from the department.

Before the lockdown, DLF had written to DTCP about 16 buildings in DLF-3 where unauthorised construction had been carried out in violation of the norms.

In the complaint, DLF had also alleged that these residential buildings were running commercial activities and had procured sewer and water connections in an illegal manner.



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