01 , June , 2023
In a recent development, the department of town and country planning (DTCP) has demolished six illegal colonies, which were recently developed by the offenders without mandatory permission from the authorities. The violators had constructed 18 farmhouses, 30 other structures and offices. The enforcement team also razed a road network developed in these colonies.
Manish Yadav, District town planner (enforcement) said, “A demolition drive was carried out successfully in six newly carved unauthorised colonies in the revenue estate of villages Kaliyawas, Iqbalpur and Jataula with the help of the police force on Monday evening”.
As per the officials, the offenders are using the gaps and carving out illegal colonies on prime agricultural land in violation of Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975.Section 7A of the Act states that the registration of sale deed of a plot having a size less than 1 acre is not allowed without a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the DTCP. The rule has already been mandated across 95 villages in Gurgaon.
Yadav said the violation of Act is a punishable offence with imprisonment up to 3 years, therefore, the department will write to police to stop the development of unauthorised colonies being done by the offenders and register FIR against them and other offenders whose name gets associated with the offence during investigation.
At the time of demolition, people gathered at the site and Yadav appealed to them that they should not invest their hard-earned money in such unauthorised colonies and warehouses, and they should contact the office of DTP for any enquiry before buying land.