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GURUGRAM: The RWA of Vipul Lavanya, a housing society in Sector 81, has written to the department of town and country planning (DTCP) complaining that a developer has constructed three cemented blocks in the middle of their approach road. This is not only causing an obstruction for residents using the road, but also poses a risk of mishaps, they have alleged.

A visit to the society showed that the developer, Landmark Ltd, has built a cemented block just outside the society gate, while two others have been built a few metres away, greatly reducing the width of the 24m-wide access road. Some residents are worried that school buses and fire tenders would face difficulties in reaching the society complex due to the narrowed width.

According to them, the land on which the road is built was earlier owned by Vipul Ltd, which built the housing society. It sold the land to Landmark Ltd later. Residents alleged that Landmark raised no objections when Vipul started building the road, which connects the society to a revenue road, in 2015. Now, however, it is attempting to realign the road, which will cut off their access to the rest of the city as they have no other link roads, they alleged. Two other access roads were planned but Vipul is yet to build them, they said.

The RWA filed complaints with DTCP and police earlier this week. “This road is part of the sanctioned plan and we have spent money from our pockets to get it repaired. We feel helpless and cheated as this is the only access road we have,” Amit Shekhar, the vice-president of Vipul Lavanya RWA, said.

A resident, Prashant Rai, said Landmark had built a similar structure on the road in February too. “They later dismantled it. Now, they have constructed it again, making it difficult for large vehicles to reach the society. They have built a block just outside the society, and it may cause a mishap if someone doesn’t pay attention while taking a left turn just after exiting the society,” he said.

When approached, a Landmark representative maintained that they did nothing wrong and the blocks have been constructed on their licensed area. “They have built the road through our licensed area. We have built the structures only for demarcation of building plans. The developer (Vipul) has other access roads which need to be constructed for residents, as we can’t allow them to use our land indefinitely for their access,” the representative said.

Vipul officials couldn’t be reached for comments despite repeated attempts.

Meanwhile, district town planner (enforcement) RS Bhatth said he is aware of the matter and the officials have also visited the site. “I have sought the details about the layout plan and directions will be given after it is examined. If the road is approved as per the sanctioned plan, no illegal construction will be allowed,” he said.

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