The district town planner (DTP) of Gurugram on Saturday issued a notice to the director of Suncity Projects Pvt. Ltd. regarding handing over the community centre of the Suncity to the RWA of the society or the MCG.
DTP has given the director of the project seven days to submit a response. The notice forbids the usage of the community centre for any activity or event until further orders.
The order came after a group of residents of Suncity, a township located in sector 54, Gurugram, submitted a representation to the directorate on September 5. Residents of the society requested KM Pandurang, Director-General TCP, to resolve the matter at the earliest.
In the complaint, the residents alleged that the developer has illegally occupied the community centre and using the same as its sales office. Explaining the problem further they informed the district town planner that despite its order prohibiting the use of community centre, the developer has changed its name from Suncity Community Centre to Suncity Club. Residents also alleged that the developer issued community centre on lease for commercial activities.
VMK Singh, former General Secretary of Suncity RWA, said, "When I visited the community centre, I was shocked to see its name changed. On enquiring, I was told that the builder has given the community centre on lease to a tent house company."
As per Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act 1975, for approval of any colony developed on 100 acres of land, a builder is required to build a community centre on 2 acres of land. District town and country planning department (DTCP) Haryana issued license no. 89-95/1998 dated 03.07.1998 to M/s Uddar Gagan Properties Pvt. Ltd and approved their zoning and layout plans with a mandatory provision to develop a community centre. The department also approved 2.01 acres of land for the community centre. The builder constructed a community centre at the demarcated land in the year 2011-13 and got the completion certificate.
The residents further said that a high power committee under the leadership of Haryana Chief Minister decided that the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will take over the community centre and will later handover it to RWA. The residents also informed that MCG also prepared the detailed project report (DPR) stating that they will take over the community centre.
Notably, MCG took over the colony in March 2019, but the developer did not hand over the community centre.
Abhey Poonia, a resident of Suncity said, "This is not only a violation of approved plan but also contempt of DTP notice which clearly prohibited the developer from using the community centre for any activity. The developer is trying to change the status of the community centre which was constructed for the usage of colony people ."
Meanwhile, CitySpidey tried to reach out to the builder's representative several times but could not reach.