The Green Avenue Residents Welfare Association in Vasant Kunj has written to Delhi’s Governor (LG) Anil Baijal asking for his help to stop the alleged illegal commercial construction of a building in the neighborhood. RWA has claimed that the builder continued work despite the fact that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) sealed the premises twice.
The company sealed the building in January on allegations of illegal construction, according to a senior SDMC official who is aware of the development. Following recent allegations that work was still being done on the building, officials inspected the premises in February and found that the seal had been broken.
“We have sealed the property again. We also demolished the illegal structures. We have also started the process to file an FIR against the owner. The owner is a repeat offender. We have also filed an FIR against the owner in the past, ”said a senior SDMC official.
Green Avenue is located in southern Delhi’s Vasant Kunj and has farmhouses ranging in size from 1 to 2.5 acres.
Deputy Police Commissioner (Southwest) Ingit Pratap Singh said they had received a complaint and accordingly an initial information report (FIR) was registered under the relevant sections. “The matter is being investigated,” said Singh.
Satyavir Singh, Vice President of Green Avenue RWA, said, “This is a residential area but the owner is building a commercial property. Despite the measures taken by the southern company, they outrageously violate the norms and continue to build. “In its letter to the LG, the RWA claimed that the demolition carried out by the civil authorities was” superficial and the crew were clearly instructed not to cause structural damage “.
The property owner did not respond to calls and text messages. He was not mentioned in the RWA letter.
The letter was also addressed to the SDMC commissioner, the director (vigilance) of the SDMC, the vice chairman of the DDA, the deputy commissioner south zone of the SDMC and the SHO of the Vasant Kunj Police Station.
Narendra Chawla, chairman of the house in the SDMC, said he had directed the officials concerned to check if there was any illegal construction going on in the building.
“The owner of the property illegally built a school, which violated the required standards. We have received several complaints. As a result, the premises were demolished on February 19 and the property was sealed, ”Chawla said.