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GURUGRAM: Farmhouses being built on a 20-acre prime plot near Westin Sohna are likely to be demolished in a week as the developer did not have any permission from the authorities concerned.

A team from the department of town and country planning that visited the site in Bhogpur village found that the builder already laid a network of internal roads, erected electric poles and constructed boundary walls.

Officials said the builder, who had been sent a notice, was planning to construct farmhouses on one-acre plots and sell them. He had named the project Nature Valley.

DTCP director KM Pandurang said he had directed the enforcement team to visit the site on Saturday after the builder failed to furnish a satisfactory reply to the showcause notices sent to him. After an inspection of the site, it was decided that the constructions would be demolished in a week.

District town planner RS Batth said the inspection team had found that though the builder had erected electricity poles, they were yet to be connected with cables.

The official said the builder had not taken permission from any department concerned before going ahead with the construction of farmhouses.

According to norms, building farmhouses without permission is equivalent to developing illegal colonies. Batth said the department was collecting details about the builder and would recommend filing of an FIR against him.

“Even if the farmhouses have been sold, we will get details from the revenue department and lodge complaints against those found guilty,” he added.

Meanwhile, another illegal colony being developed on a 3-acre plot in Sohna was demolished by the DTCP’s enforcement team on Sunday. One of the land owners had filed a complaint against the developer 17 years ago and had been pursuing the case since then.

The complainant had even approached the divisional commissioner in 2017 and he had directed the DTCP to take action in the matter. But the authorities allegedly dragged their feet. On Sunday, the enforcement team along with 50 policemen and two earthmovers razed more than 20 structures and boundary walls to clear the land.



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