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Special committee seeks suggestions, objections on fourth floor policy

By, Gurugram
Mar 22, 2023 11:50 PM IST

A special committee formed by the department of town and country planning to look into the fourth floor policy, which has been kept in abeyance by the state government last month, has sought suggestions and objections from residents and stakeholders on the policy

A special committee formed by the department of town and country planning to look into the fourth floor policy, which has been kept in abeyance by the state government last month, has sought suggestions and objections from residents and stakeholders on the policy.

Special committee seeks suggestions, objections on fourth floor policy
Special committee seeks suggestions, objections on fourth floor policy

The objections and suggestions can be submitted till April six, the department said.

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The Haryana government last month had suspended the policy of building stilts plus four floors on residential plots after questions were raised in the state assembly and the policy was also challenged in the Punjab and Haryana high court, citing inadequate infrastructure in colonies and pressure on amenities caused by increase in population.

The government has also constituted an expert committee on March 16 to examine the issues comprehensively and to recommend future course of action in the matter.

“Now the expert committee has decided to seek suggestions/ objections regarding construction of stilt plus four floors on residential plots in Haryana, so as to take an informed decision in the matter. Therefore objection and suggestions are invited from general public and stakeholders on the website of the town and country planning department, Haryana, within a period of 15 days i.e up to 6.04.2023,” said the notice issued by secretary, DTCP.

Manish Yadav, district town planner (enforcement), said all residents and stakeholders can share their suggestion and objection on the department website. “The committee will look into all aspects of the matter and take into account the suggestions and objections raised by people and thereafter take a decision on the matter,” he said.

Four floor constructions have become a bone of contention in urban areas as several resident welfare associations and house owners opposed them, alleging that such houses exert severe pressure on roads, water, sewage and other amenities.

Rama Ranee Rathi, former councillor, said they had challenged the policy and asked the government to first create adequate infrastructure in colonies. “The additional housing will put pressure on basic infrastructure and there is need to augment it,” she said.

Narender Yadav, president Gurugram Home Developers Association, said thousands of buyers have invested in these plots and bought additional FAR. “We will make a strong representation in this matter. We are hopeful of a favourable decision,” he said.

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    Abhishek Behl is principal correspondent, Hindustan Times in Gurgaon Bureau. He covers infrastructure, planning and civic agencies in the city. He has been covering Gurgaon as correspondent for the last 10 years, and has written extensively on the city.

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