The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram had established ward-wise teams to commence the survey of unauthorized residential colonies falling under the civic body’s jurisdiction. These teams consist of junior engineers and patwaris.

Officials reported that neither the applicants nor the RWAs of these colonies are coming forward to authorize the proposed layout of these colonies. Issues arose in the survey of unauthorized colonies.

A list of 24 unauthorized colonies was sent by the department of urban local bodies so far for the survey.

Only if the colonies meet the criteria set by the Haryana government of authorizing the illegal colonies, they will be covered under the regularisation.

An official of MCG reported that “A major challenge we are facing on the ground is that the resident welfare associations or the builder who had carved out these colonies are not coming forward to finalize the layout plan to fulfill the norms set by the government. We have to have an agreement with the representatives of these colonies on the use of common patches of land, where roads or parks have to be planned to fulfill the criterion,”

According to the new norms issued by the Haryana government to regularise residential colonies, If a colony is 25% developed, 35% of the area should be used for roads, parks and other infrastructure. The road should not be less than 9 meters in width and the approach road should be 12 meters. The other categories include colonies with a built-up area between 25% and 50%, and between 51% and 75% or more than 75%. For colonies with a built-up area between 25% and 50%, roads should be 6 meters in width and the approach road should be 10 meters in width. For colonies with a built-up area between 50% and 75%, no roads in the area should be less than 6 meters in width.

Kuldeep Yadav, councilor of ward number 29 reported “The builders of these illegal colonies have already fled after setting up these colonies and selling the plots,”

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