GURUGRAM: Violations in the form of illegal structures and encroachments preserve to take area inside the Raisina area of Aravalis, notwithstanding strict action consisting of demolition drives which are periodically finished by using government.
TOI did a reality check and found that a massive purpose behind the upward push in violations in Raisina is the mushrooming of assets sellers promoting plots inside the location. Raisina is flooded with hoardings of such sellers giving their touch information.
Standing amidst over 15 massive hoardings of belongings sellers at the entrance to Raisina, a Haryana forest branch word board, stating that the area is included and non-woodland interest is not allowed, cuts a forlorn parent.
When TOI called this type of dealers, he said one simplest wishes to acquire a sale deed to carry out construction of a farmhouse. Most sellers, who belong to close by villages, promised to arrange all essential clearances if one desires to construct a farmhouse.
“Once a assets is registered, you get a sale deed. That’s it. We’ll get clearances to construct a farmhouse from all involved departments, be it forestry or police. As the place is simply 29km from Sohna street, it’s ideal for family weekend getaways from the city, amidst peace and greenery,” stated a supplier, showing a sale deed he had currently organized for a farmhouse.
When requested if the location is covered, he stated, “It’s below General Section 4 of PLPA, and no longer marked as woodland. We can effortlessly get permission to cut bushes right here too.”
The modus operandi for encroaching upon land in Raisina is to first build a boundary wall overlaying all sides, to prevent prying eyes from noticing what’s happening inside. Trees are felled in a single day best alongside the area where the wall is to be constructed. Once the wall is erected, trees in the enclosed area also are cleared, and production of living quarters begins.
Another belongings supplier, who claimed to have sold six plots in Raisina this year on my own, said, “Even even though there are a few ongoing prison cases on buildings, I’ll get the whole thing performed legally — from registration to construction of wall. After that, you may perform similarly creation with none problem. We’ll use stone quarried from the hills to construct the wall. Sand is likewise to be had without problems right here. This will shop cash, as you wouldn’t need to spend on transporting cloth from Gurgaon.”
Most locals see clean and brief money belongings dealings. “After I noticed 3 youths of my village making fortunes via selling land in Raisina, I determined to give up my research and start my own commercial enterprise. You just ought to run round and display sites in Aravalis to involved human beings. Though I’m nonetheless struggling, I’ve managed to keep sufficient for a SUV,” stated but some other supplier.
TOI also found the present farmhouses additionally get uninterrupted strength and water deliver. The discom offers electricity within the location, but many farmhouses additionally have diesel gensets as backup. For water, although, they fall lower back upon illegally extracting groundwater through borewells.
A DHBVN source stated, “The connections were issued to farmhouses built before 1992. No new connection has been given after the Aravali