RS Batth said that the property owners were running commercial activities from the residential buildings without any change in land use permission.
GURUGRAM: The enforcement team of town and country planning department (DTCP) razed more than 200 hutments and sealed around 20 commercials buildings in Saraswati Kunj, adjoining Golf Course Road on Tuesday.
In presence of around 100 policemen, the enforcement team led by district town planner RS Batth demolished illegal structures — automobile repairing workshops, restaurants, meat shops and tyre shops among others—constructed on residential plots of the colony.
Batth said that the property owners were running commercial activities from the residential buildings without any change in land use permission. When the team reached the colony, some shopkeepers and showroom owners shut their establishments and left the place in order to avoid action.
But the premises have been sealed and penalty will be imposed on them as per the norms, an official said.
Taking serious note of unauthorised construction in residential buildings, Batth said if the property owners, in the colony, are found carrying out illegal construction then the enforcement team will demolish the entire building and file FIR against the violators.
The property owners opposed the demolition drive and alleged that they have been paying commercial tax to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon therefore they can carry out commercial activities. The enforcement team, however, clarified that CLU permission is mandatory for setting up commercial activities, paying commercial tax to civic body is not sufficient.