DDA to carry one month long seal­ing drive against il­le­gal con­struc­tions

FIRs is regis­tered against 56 flat-own­ers, sealed five flats and an­nounced de­mo­li­tion of 282 prop­er­ties

Accommodation Times - - Legal - By Staff Re­porter

One month long seal­ing drive to be car­ried on in the DDA flats in Vas­ant Kunj, al­lot­ted un­der the DDA hous­ing scheme 2010, or­dered Bal­winder Kumar, ViceChair­man, Delhi De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity. The drive will also in­volve de­mol­ish­ing of any ad­di­tions or al­ter­ations made to the build­ings by the al­lot­tees. The DDA (Delhi De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity) has al­ready sealed five rooms on var­i­ous ter­races there. The move has been im­ple­mented after tak­ing look at stock of the ram­pant il­le­gal con­struc­tion be­ing car­ried out in the DDA flats. The drive can be the big­gest drive car­ried out against il­le­gal con­struc­tions as FIRs is regis­tered against 56 flat-own­ers, sealed five flats and an­nounced de­mo­li­tion of 282 prop­er­ties. “We are re­ceiv­ing many com­plaints that a num­ber of occu- pants have con­structed rooms on the ter­race in Nar­mada, Saraswati, Ya­muna and Ganga apart­ment blocks and the num­ber ex­ceeds 282 flats. Also the con­struc­tion the ad­di­tional room on gov­ern­ment land has been done by some al­lot­tees of all floors. Con­cerned about the rise in num­ber of unau­tho­rised con­struc­tion, we have de­cided to start a month-long drive to ini­ti­ate ac­tion against such con­struc­tion,” Kumar said. The au­thor­i­ties have ad­vised all the al­lo­tees to re­move the il­le­gally con­structed parts on the top floor or on the common por­tions of land, to avoid pe­nal ac­tion, which in­clude de­mo­li­tion, seal­ing of the flat, dis­con­nect­ing elec­tric­ity and wa­ter. The is­sue came in light to DDA of­fi­cials, when the other res­i­dents started com­plain­ing about the il­le­gal en­croach­ing on the common spa­ces, a res­i­dent, said, “Some res­i­dents started con­struct­ing ex­tra rooms, ex­tend­ing bal­conies oc­cu­py­ing common spa­ces. We had writ­ten to ev­ery­one from the Lt Gov­er­nor’s of­fice to the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion, the DDA and po­lice. Fi­nally some ac­tions are been taken by the au­thor­ity to stop this il­le­gal act.” There are 2,709 flats in Vas­ant Kunj which were al­lot­ted to peo­ple un­der DDA's hous­ing scheme lauched in 2010. This scheme in Vas­ant Kunj was meant to host vis­i­tors and tourists dur­ing the Com­mon­wealth Games.

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