Ggn tenant's death uncovers illegal PGs operating in township
Following the death of 21-year-old Deepak Singh Bisht who was pushed from the balcony of the building where he was a paying guest has again raised the issue of illegal PG houses in the city.
Owing to high demand, most of the houses are being converted into PG's or guesthouses. However, as these buildings are not registered legally most of them lack the basic facilities like water and power from the public agencies.
Deepak who had raised the problems of lack of water supply and power cuts in the building was allegedly pushed to death by the landowner along with his henchmen in the fit of rage on Thursday night.
Further investigations by the police have revealed that other tenants had raised similar grievances but were intimidated by the landowner.
The incident was reported from U Block of DLF Phase-3 which is a hub of PGs and guesthouses owing to its proximity to various commercial areas like Cyber City and Golf Course Road. Most of these PG's are not licensed since they do not follow standard norms.
Most of the PG's in an area is of 150 to 200 square yards and are generally more than five storeys. Also, most of the landowners in the lieu of greater profit are taking in more tenants than required.
Despite notices sent to the landowners by the Department of Town and Planning (DTP), no concrete action has been taken against them.
Areas like Chakkarpur, Sikanderpur, Sukhrali, Silokhera and Dundahera also are also reeling under similar issues.
While these villages have come under the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, most of the landowners have more than seven floors on the pretext of it being Lal Dora land.