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- Huda seals 26 DLF premises
After having cleaned up illegal constructions in the Capital, the sealing drive has now turned its heat to Gurgaon, where the enforcement department of HUDA has already put its warnings into effect by sealing 26 properties in DLF Phase – I. Moreover, the authorities have announced to display 15 sites daily and they will auction them off.
The sealed premises include six clinics, an IT office, nine real estate agents’ offices, a restaurant, three guesthouses, three boutiques, a preparatory school, a building housing a cellular tower and a car service station.
The agency had earlier given a jolt to realty developers by sealing 104 residential properties where commercial activities were being undertaken. This time, High Court has decided to take stringent actions against the defaulters and ordered to disconnect the electricity and water supply to illegal establishments if the owners fail to close their shops within the stipulated time.
Are the authorities really coming into action or their enthusiasm will die down soon?:(CommentQuote0Flag
- Gurgaon Sealings – A boon for residents or curse for traders?The HUDA stepped up its drive and took action against unauthorized commercial establishment operating from residential areas in Gurgaon. The action was spread across the entire Gurgaon, with majority of the effect being seen in DLF Phase I, where the agency sealed 40 units.
369 shops were sent the legal notice for running shops from residential premises in HUDA sectors. Of this, 119 have complied with the notice whereas the rest are still continuing to do business. Despite the fact that there was such a stringent warning beforehand, none of the traders with shops in private colonies have followed it.
However, the residents welcome the steps taken by the HUDA as they find their dwelling units less chaotic after sealing. A multitude of shops was increasing in the residential area that leads to parking problems and undue rush. Now, people are taking sigh of relief here, says Raj Rawat, who lives in South City II.
Most residents believe that commercialization was giving birth to unsocial activities in these areas. “Due to establishment of commercial units, every kind of person comes to our areas. This is perhaps a reason why there is an increase in theft and eve teasing cases”, says Kirti Jain, a resident of DLF Phase IV.
Contrary to this, shopkeepers in these areas are a worried lot. “We will lose our source of livelihood if we close our shops. Why the government is not thinking about us?” complains Hemant Sharma, a property dealer who had his shop in DLF Phase I that was sealed last week.
The sealing drive of Gurgaon property began in the month of October after the Punjab and Haryana Government issued orders in September to seal all commercial establishments running from residential premises.
Officials carrying out the drive are facing stiff protest from shopkeepers in several places and say that fast and smooth sealing process is possible only when the crowds will be cordoned off. This is why they are now accompanied by police personnel for their security.
Can there be more reasons for Gurgaon traders not to protest much against these sealings?CommentQuote0Flag