Gurgaon District Magistrate T L Satyaprakash issued directions Monday to curb illegal construction, warning that electricity, water and sewage connections to such structures could be cut.
The order acknowledged that illegal colonies and constructions, especially multi-storied ones, are a “potential threat to safety and security”, adding that “the capacity available with civic agencies is also limited”.
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“On-the-spot inspection at various places in the city, including Sikander Pur Ghosi and Nathupur, along with Daulatabad, revealed that these constructions are being done in violation of basic principles of civil engineering and the construction is being done beyond reasonable height as compared to the covered area,” the order read. In this context, the order mandates that “Electricity Distribution agencies shall not provide any such connections without appropriate a building plan by any civic agency,” adding that negligence in this relation would imply “direct responsibility” for any mishap.