Gurugram: DTCP cancels OCs of 41 properties for illegal construction

GURUGRAM: The enforcement team of the Department of Urban and Rural Planning (DTCP) canceled the certificates of occupancy (OC) of 41 residential properties for allegedly conducting unauthorized construction after purchasing the documents. An official said the department will make more stamps against these properties and will file FIRs against owners, architects, and contractors. Shortly after the OCs were rescinded, management asked the tehsildars not to record any sales vouchers for these properties and provided display cause notices to the architects. These properties are located in the licensed colonies of Palam Vihar, Uppal Southend, Vipul World, Suncity, DLF-1, Vatika Sector-83, and DLF Alameda, the official said. DTCP cancels OCs Last week, under the direction of DTCP Director KM Pandurang, five teams were formed to monitor the alterations that property owners who have already purchased OCs are making to apartment buildings. DTCP teams have conducted inspections in these areas to verify whether the owners have adhered to the original construction plans or have performed unauthorized construction. The teams were asked to visit the sites 10 days after the operations centers were awarded to assess whether the construction had been carried out according to the approved construction plan. They will recheck these properties after 45 days. If violations such as building are found in the front and rear areas of your property and even in parking areas on stilts, the teams will begin to take action against the owners and cancel the POs. A senior DTCP official said: “Many homeowners have violated the terms of the POs granted under the Haryana Urban Areas Development and Regulation Act of 1975. Some have undertaken additional construction or altered the building structure after obtaining the paperwork. In addition, in some residential properties, even commercial activities were underway. " In 2019, DTCP increased the floor area ratio (FAR) of its 300 square yard parcels to 264% and 240% for the larger parcels. The administration even allowed the construction of a guard room and bathroom in the pedestal area, which was one of the most common violations previously. Also, Read - What Are Your Rights When a Tenant Will Not Move Out of Your Home?