Construction banned in Gurgaon's licensed colonies

The Gurgaon administration also issued notices to 81 builders for violating norms.

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2012, 21:56 PM IST

Gurgaon: Due to depleting underground water, the district administration here has banned all the construction by builders in licensed colonies till the Haryana Urban Development Authority gives a green signal for use of recycled sewage and treated water.

The Gurgaon administration also issued notices to 81 builders for violating norms.

The Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary of Town and Country Planning S S Dhillon, accompanied by Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner P C Meena and Administrator HUDA Praveen Kumar, made a surprise visit to licensed colonies along the golf course extension road in Gurgaon and found that no construction activity was currently in progress in most of the places.

While referring to the ban by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to use underground water, Dhillon said over exploitation of ground water has resulted declining water level.

Therefore, a complete ban has been imposed on construction works, a spokesman said here.
In addition, use of water through tankers for construction activities has also been prohibited since
Central Ground Water Authority has declared the entire Gurgaon district as 'notified area'.
Dhillon said builders could obtain treated water from sewerage treatment plants of the Municipal Corporation at Behrampur and Dhanwapur once permitted by HUDA.

The Municipal Corporation as well as HUDA would supply sewerage water after its primary and secondary treatment.

Dhillon made it clear that in case any builder was found using ground water for construction work, he would invite strict action.

The Gurgaon district administration has constituted 25 teams to keep an eye on builders.