The enforcement office has announced a helpline number for filing complaints. So far, 10 challans totaling Rs 2.5 lakh have been issued in various licensed colonies.

Gurugram: The enforcement wing of the town and country planning department (DTCP) has decided to impose penalties on developers who breach GRAP norms. The department has introduced helpline numbers for residents to report violations.

The enforcement office has issued a helpline number for filing complaints. Residents can report any construction activity in licensed colonies or violations of rules at the site by calling 9667143648. After receiving a complaint, the department will conduct an inspection and take necessary action. So far, 10 challans totaling Rs 2.5 lakh have been issued in various licensed colonies.

DTCP has also sent letters to developers in licensed colonies, urging compliance with GRAP norms and warning of potential actions if violations are identified during field inspections.

District town planner (enforcement) Manish Yadav has penalized 10 developers within a week for failing to halt construction and demolition activities immediately, not covering construction materials and buildings with green cloth, and not sprinkling water on the sites.

Yadav emphasized that penalties will be collected before issuing occupation certificates. The challan issued for rule violations on the site will be forwarded to DTP planning, requesting fine recovery before granting the occupation certificate to the building.

In a letter to builders, Deputy Commissioner of DTP planning Rajesh Kaushik instructed all builders to cease construction and demolition activities immediately and adhere to GRAP norms.

DTP Planning has deployed three teams to monitor construction sites in licensed colonies. Field staff, including junior engineers and planning assistants, are mandated to inspect sites regularly and submit reports to DTP Planning. Assistant town planners will also conduct surveillance alongside field staff, with clear directives on taking action against any rule violations, issuing challans per NGT orders, and pursuing legal actions as per regulations.

Challans amounting to approximately Rs 2.5 lakh have been issued for violations in under-construction buildings in DLF Phase 1, 2, 3, Sushant Lok 2, 3. Property owners violating National Green Tribunal rules face fines ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000. Show cause notices have been issued, and responses are being sought regarding potential actions for violating environmental rules.

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