The builder of Platinum Tower in Gurugram got caught dumping trash illegally in the greenbelt area. Now they have to pay a big fine for breaking the rules!
In a recent development, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has taken strong action against the developer of Platinum Tower in Sector 28 for illegally dumping construction waste. The MCG imposed a hefty fine of Rs 1.1 crore on the developer after the GMDA found the drain blocked, which led to waterlogging around IFFCO Chowk Metro station.
According to MCG officials, 12,881 metric tonnes of construction and demolition (C&D) waste was dumped in the greenbelt area, causing problems for the stormwater drain nearby.
To address this issue, the MCG will recover over Rs. 92 lakhs from the developer to cover the cost of debris removal and proper disposal. Additionally, the developer will have to pay a penalty of over Rs. 18 lakhs (20% of the assessment amount) for the illegal dumping of construction waste.
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and MCG Chief, PC Meena, have recently directed officials to be more vigilant in monitoring and preventing such illegal dumping activities throughout the city.
An MCG official stated, “The C&D waste debris dumped in the greenbelt area is choking the stormwater drain. There is a clear direction for the proper disposal of C&D waste, but the developer failed to comply with it. This is why we have issued a challan.”
When approached for comment, the developer of Platinum Tower declined to provide a statement. In March, the developer got a notice from the authority instructing them to remove the construction waste. However, no action was taken, leading to the recent penalty. Moreover, such activities by authorities help protect our surroundings and prevent problems like waterlogging.