Around 100 major complaints related to illegal colonies and unauthorised construction in licensed colonies will be resolved within a month. In a move to address the grievances of residents quickly, the department of town and country planning (DTCP) has prepared a list of around 100 serious complaints, filed with the chief minister’s window, and will prepare an action plan in 10 days.
Of these complaints, around 50% is related to illegal colonies while the remaining 50% is associated with licensed colonies. The move comes after DTCP saw a spike in the number of complaints being filed at the CM window against encroachment, illegal colonies, unauthorised constructions and other related issues.
District town planner (enforcement) RS Batth said that these complaints came through the CM window and the department is now preparing an action plan to resolve them at the earliest. “An area-wise schedule will be prepared and shared with the deputy commissioner for seeking his approval and police support in carrying out action,” he said.
The complaints from licensed colonies, including DLF Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4, Sushant Lok 1 and 2, Suncity, South City and others are mostly related to unauthorised construction after procuring occupation certificate, commercial activities in residential areas, pending infrastructure work and encroachment within licensed colonies.
The complaints related to illegal colonies are mainly from Sohna, Pataudi, Farrukhnagar and adjoining areas where builders have developed illegal colonies without mandatory permissions from the department, said an official. Another official added that despite demolition drives against illegal colonies, the builders have redeveloped the colonies in complete violation of the guidelines.
TOI had reported in October this year that DTCP is flooded with complaints related to occupation certificates, 24-metre roads, external development charges, maintenance-related issues and others from homebuyers and residents of licensed colonies and housing projects mainly on Golf Course Road (Extension), Sohna road and Dwarka Expressway. The department has received over 4,000 complaints through CM window portal since its inception in 2014.
The DTCP, under the new mechanism, will segregate the complaints based on its nature. Earlier, DTCP director KM Pandurang had said there were many problems in licensed colonies of Gurgaon, which should be worked out then and there only.