DTCP Cracks Down on Illegal Commercial Ventures: Six Homes Sealed in Sushant Lok 2–Gurugram

DTCP Cracks Down on Illegal Commercial Ventures: Six Homes Sealed in Sushant Lok 2–Gurugram

DTCP sealed 500 properties for running illegal businesses in Sushant Lok 2. Furthermore, notice was issued to 750 violators.

The Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) enforcement wing intensified its campaign against unauthorised commercial activities, sealing six houses in Sushant Lok 2 for violating Occupation Certificate (OC) rules. This measure is part of a broader crackdown that has seen around 500 properties sealed since October, with over 750 violators receiving notices.

According to DTP (enforcement) Manish Yadav, the sealing was done on Wednesday following complaints and field visits by DTCP staff. The properties operated stores and auto workshops illegally without competent authorities’ permission.

Under the Haryana Urban Development Act’s Non-Nuisance Rules, residential buildings are prohibited from hosting commercial activities except for a few specified categories. Permitted activities, such as those by doctors, lawyers, and consultants, must adhere to guidelines, operating only on ground floors and registering with DTCP for monitoring purposes.

DTP Yadav highlighted, “Approval under the Non-Nuisance Rules, valid for five years, requires a fee deposit of Rs. 60,000. The ongoing enforcement aims to curb violations and maintain the sanctity of residential areas.”

This recent action follows the sealing of four buildings in DLF1 on November 19 for building norm violations. Despite show cause notices, offenders failed to provide satisfactory replies, leading to the sealing of their properties. The DTCP had previously recovered Rs. 1 crore from offenders during sealing drives against unauthorised construction and illegal commercial activities in licensed colonies.

The department’s sealing campaign paused during the festive season and resumed post-Diwali. CM window complaints triggered show-cause notices and restoration orders, but insufficient responses prompted the sealing of buildings. Notably, the department collected approximately Rs. 50 lakh from de-sealing, emphasising its commitment to upholding regulations and ensuring the safety and legality of residential spaces.