Developers of Gurugram demanded removal of ban on construction of fourth floor.


The Gurugram Home Developers Association urged the government to lift the ban on construction of the fourth floor. He was of the view that the ban has caused a lot of loss to the plot owners, contractors and developers. Resident groups opposed the ban, citing inadequate infrastructure.

Updated on October 9, 2023 | 01:12 PM IST

Developers of Gurugram demanded removal of ban on construction of fourth floor.

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Gurugram: The Gurugram Home Developers Association has demanded the government to lift the eight-month-old ban on construction of fourth floors and stilts on residential plots. The association argues that the ban has caused substantial loss to plot owners, contractors and developers who have invested in such plots. They are demanding that permission be granted as per the old zoning plan without delay, warning that stakeholders will face severe financial losses.

Association president Narendra Yadav stressed during a press conference that under the previous zoning laws, property owners were required to allocate more space for setbacks, resulting in openings between structures. Places increased. Yadav expressed disappointment that despite a committee submitting its report four months ago, no decision has been taken on the ban imposed in February. According to the association, this policy deadlock has adversely affected around 500 plot owners and contractors.

Key issues faced by owners

The association highlighted two major issues faced by plot owners. First, many of them constructed the fourth floor following the compounding principle of the Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and the Haryana Urban Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP). However, with the moratorium on the fourth floor policy, their investment is now at risk. Yadav revealed that despite assurances from senior DTCP officials and the Chief Minister, no solution has been reached. Therefore, the association appeals to the government to take a decision on this matter immediately.

Apart from the financial impact, the ban has led to a 15 per cent increase in plot prices, while the supply of residential houses in the form of floors has come down significantly. The shortage of flats in Gurugram was already a cause for concern due to the low number of new group projects launched in recent years. The association argues that the ban has exacerbated the difficulties faced by property owners, contractors, and brokers who have taken loans and invested in the construction of the fourth floor.

Citizens are opposing.

Opponents of the fourth floor policy claim that adding additional floors without improving the existing infrastructure puts pressure on amenities and utilities. United Gurugram Resident Welfare Association Co-Convenor Chitali Mandhotra stressed the urgent need to upgrade electricity, sewage and road systems in the city before allowing construction of the fourth floor. Similarly, Sector 46 Resident Welfare Association president RK Yadav asserted that the existing infrastructure is inadequate to support the population living in two- to three-storey houses. According to Yadav, the government should extend the basic facilities before considering any construction permission.

While a senior DTCP official confirmed that the matter is under consideration, the government is yet to take a decision on the ban.

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