The Department of Land Use Planning (DTCP) said on Tuesday it would take action against illegal apartments built on individual plots in Palam Vihar, officials aware of the development said.

The Department of Land Use Planning (DTCP) said on Tuesday it would take action against illegal apartments built on individual plots in Palam Vihar, officials familiar with the development said.

They said they were monitoring the area to identify violators.

The government had previously allowed landowners to build up to four stories on over 180 square meters of land with stilts to allow parking of vehicles. However, these floors could not be divided into apartments.

DTCP officials said they had received several complaints that this rule was broken. In some cases, eight to 12 apartments of 2BHK and 3BHK size have been built on 500 square meter plots and offered for rent and sale, they claimed.

According to the complaints, officials said, Blocks E, C2 and F have been particularly affected and residents fear such properties will put immense pressure on the settlement’s scarce infrastructure.

District Planner (Law Enforcement) RS Bhath said that in March action was taken against these properties and FIRs were registered against the owners of four of these plots in block C2 of Palam Vihar . “We have received information regarding the construction of other apartments of this type and an investigation will be carried out soon. We will file FIRs against the owners of these plots and illegal constructions will not be allowed,” he said.

Bhath further stated that the occupancy certificates for these buildings would also be revoked. “We call on buyers not to invest in properties built in violation of the rules. FIRs will not only be registered against the owners of plots, but also against the contractors and architects who assisted in these violations,” he said. -he declares.

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