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DDA mulls forfeiture of illegal constructions in CWG Village

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has decided forfeiture of two residential towers, 16 commercial properties and 28 residential flats in the Commonwealth Games Village from the developer for violating various norms. Announcement to this effect was made by the DDA officials after its scheduled board meeting on Thursday.

“These forfeited properties — tower number 26 and 28 of residential area having a total built up area of 11,982.14 sqm and shops area of 876.67 sqm shall be placed at the disposal of the Union Ministry of Urban Development,” said DDA spokesperson. 

The action was taken after the developer Emaar MGF Construction Pvt Ltd was found to construct these two additional towers besides violating rules for construction of commercial spaces. 

According to DDA, the developer was allowed to construct 2.05 lakh sq m in the CWG Village for 8,000 players out of which 2052 sq m was for club and community center but it constructed a total of 2.30 lakh sq m whereby erecting two illegal residential towers.

“These towers could not be demolished due to structural design of the foundation system of the CWG 
Village consisting of raft foundation laid over piles and pile caps. 

“Therefore, removal of counterbalancing force by virtue of removal of any structure over it shall prove dangerous to piles and pile caps in the entire area and may lead to imbalance,” explained the spokesperson.
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