Builder told to hand over colonies to municipality
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s directive to set a deadline for completion of colonies constructed by developer DLF has brought hope to some residents.
Re presentatives of DLF Phase- 4 met the CM during district grievances committee meeting recently and told him him that basic civic amenities were not available in the area as many localities had been under construction for the last 27 years.
Khattar directed the senior town planner of Town and Country Planning department to set a deadline for completion of colonies by DLF and to ensure handing over of about 25% of developed colonies to Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon. The MCG is to take over DLF Phases 1, 2, 3, Sushant Lok-1 and Palam Vihar.
“Roads are damaged, sewerage lines are blocked, there is no proper lighting and even security is an issue,” says Brij Mohan Mehta, a resident of Phase-4. “Since all plots have been sold by DLF and construction largely depends on individual plot holders, it may take 50 more years for construction to be completed,” says Mehta, who is also committee member of Qutab Enclave Residents’ Welfare Association.
Vinod Chopra, secretary of Phase-4, RWA, says residents have invested their life’s savings in plots.“The colony was to be constructed in four years but 27 years have passed. There are no civic amenities available s. Maintenance should be handed over to RWAs,” he says.
A senior official in the Town and Country Planning says the issue of completion of construction and transfer of developed colonies will be discussed with the deputy commissioner and some action will be taken.
Assistant vice president, corporate communication, DLF Limited, Divya Puri, says the company will abide by all norms and render cooperation.