Builder told to hand over colonies to mu­nic­i­pal­ity

HT Estates - - FRONT PAGE - Rash­pal Singh

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.

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