18 architects, owners served notices for flouting OC norms, ET RealEstate

September 8, 2023
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GURUGRAM: The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has issued show cause notices to architects and owners of 18 properties for carrying out constructions after procuring occupation certificates (OCs). The move came after an inspection of 45 residential properties in upscale licensed residential colonies in the city.

Apart from these, around 17 more properties are likely to be issued notices for similar violations.

In the notice issued to the property owners, it has been asked why the OC of the building should not be cancelled and an FIR lodged against them for illegal construction. The architects have been asked to explain on what basis the OC was issued for the half-finished buildings.

The department said in case the architects fail to furnish satisfactory replies within seven days, the department may recommend blacklisting of such architects while the property owners will face action as per Haryana Urban Development Act, 1975.

DTP (enforcement) Manish Yadav said that complaints were received at the office and on CM window regarding illegal construction and architects violating rules and issuing OC. A team of junior engineers was constituted for investigation. The team inspected the residential properties in DLF -1, 2, 3 & 4, Sushant Lok-1, 2 & 3, BPTP Amstoria in Sector 104, Emerald Hills in Sector 65, Mayfield Garden and Brahma City.

“Around 19 houses were randomly selected for the inspection from the list of properties which were issued OC issued by architects in July, similarly 26 houses were selected from the list of OCs issued between August 1 and August 10. Out of which show cause notices have been issued to 18 house owners of DLF-1, 2, 3, Sushant Lok-1, 2, Emerald Hills and Brahma City,” Yadav said.

During inspection, the team found illegal construction, violation of Haryana Building Code norms, including partitions in the basement, additional ground coverage, cut out coverage, illegal construction on stilts, illegal construction of rooms and bathrooms on the terrace, illegal construction in the projection at the rear side of the houses.

“An appeal has also been made to the architects to issue OCs as per the rules. Property owners should also not carry out illegal constructions after OC and buildings should not be used for commercial use in any way. This campaign against illegal construction will continue,” Yadav added.

  • Published On Sep 8, 2023 at 09:42 AM IST

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