Developers of unlawful colonies to stand action


Landowners and asset dealers engaged in growing unlawful colonies are probable to face strict criminal action as the Department of Town, and Country Planning (DTCP) has directed its officers to now not best demolish the newly developed colonies but additionally vigorously pursue criminal motion towards violators.

The department has also decided that the instances filed on the troubles could be followed up strongly so that they’ve taken to a logical conclusion.


KM Pandurang, the director, DTCP, said on Tuesday that he has been journeying Gurugram every week to ship a strong message that improvement of colonies without licenses might no longer be allowed. “This is a crook activity, and lakhs of rupees from a purchaser are taken on the promise that they can build a residence on a plot of land without any permission. If allowed, such colonies take a heavy toll on water, power, and other infrastructure, as these aren’t a part of the plan. It was because of this motive that the government has come up with affordable housing,” he said.

The director also said that he had issued instructions to perceive instances where crook instances had been filed against violators to be accompanied up within the court. “We might be relentless in our pressure towards folks that are duping harmless buyers,” he stated.

Ved Prakash, DTP, enforcement, said that they have executed demolition drives in 60 such colonies over the past six months. “We have filed 30 criminal cases in opposition to the developers at diverse police stations, and strict action is being taken towards those human beings,” he said.

The branch has asked the authorities businesses involved to ensure that basic utilities inclusive of water, strength and sewerage connections are not given to these colonies. “We have asked the revenue authorities to prohibit registration of sale deeds and requested for the restoration of money for sporting out the demolition,” said Prakash.