New Delhi: Seventeen flats in Commonwealth
Games Village in east Delhi, allegedly constructed in an
unauthorised manner, will be demolished soon with the DDA
issuing an order in this regard.
According to the Delhi Development Authority, the flats
were constructed illegally in the upper basement of the Games
Village and it has now sent a notice to private developer
Emaar-MGF for carrying out the demolition.
"An order has been issued for demolition of the
unauthorised constructions by the Director of DDA Building
Department, who has quasi-judicial powers in this regard. As
per the norms, the developer itself can demolish the illegal
parts. If it does not do so, then the DDA will demolish the
structures," a DDA official said.
The housing agency is yet to give completion certificate
to the rest 1,168 flats in 34 towers. The developer firm has
sold its share of 450 flats in rates ranging from Rs two crore
to Rs five crore and is reportedly eager to remove the 17
unauthorised flats itself to speed up process of securing
However, before issuing certificate, DDA will have to
check whether the construction of the Games Village was within
the overall parameters of Master Plan for Delhi-2021 and the
building by-laws in force in the city.