Rwas Flag Infra Deficiencies As Panel Gives Its Nod To Fourth-floor Policy With Riders, ET RealEstate

July 4, 2023

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GURUGRAM: As the committee on stilt-plus-four-floor buildings gave recommendations in favour of the policy with certain conditions, residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) have expressed concerns about infrastructure deficiencies.

However, RWA members say till the time the infrastructure deficiencies are not totally addressed, allowing four floor construction should be put on hold.

“It is true that hundreds of families, who are prospective homebuyers, are expected to get relief after the affirmative report by the expert committee to the Haryana government on stilt plus four floors with certain terms and conditions. But what about the insufficient infrastructure in the city, the development agencies must act and upgrade the infrastructure in colonies before giving permission for four floor construction,” said Baljeet Rathee, president of DLF Qutub Enclave RWA.

Deepak Verma, general secretary of Sushant Lok 1 RWA said for over two decades, residents of private colonies have been struggling for basic amenities. Civic infrastructure is in a completely fragile state at present and can’t take any more load, but the committee has okayed four floors. More floors are required considering the increase in urban population, but what about the infrastructure? The civic agencies must upgrade the existing infrastructure according to increased load, as more families are now living in plotted houses.

The committee which submitted its report to the state government last week took serious note of deficiencies in infrastructure. The committee in its report concluded that the need for infrastructure augmentation for S+4 floors construction in residential sectors cannot be overlooked.

“There are number of citizens who are not in favour of construction of S+4 floors because increasing FAR and dwelling units has direct impact on the existing infrastructure which cannot be sustained in the long run, along with many other social issues which are cropping up with the construction S+4 floors. In addition, even those citizens who are in favour of the construction have suggested that the expansion must be accompanied by appropriate infrastructure improvements to ensure the smooth functioning of the urban amenities. Enhancing the road network and parking facilities can alleviate congestion and facilitate easier access for residents,” the report said.Narendra Yadav, president of Gurgaon home developers association, welcomed the decision and said there is a need to look at Gurgaon and Faridabad from a different perspective and make separate criteria for them.

  • Published On Jul 4, 2023 at 03:00 PM IST

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