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DTCP approves new policy to set up guesthouses in Gurugram

Gurugram: The Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) has approved a new policy to set up guest houses and boarding houses in residential colonies, making it easier for such establishments to operate. The new policy has done away with the restriction of allowing only two guest houses in a sector, said, officials. However, such establishments would only be allowed to operate on sector service roads to ensure residents are not affected. The new rules, notified by the DTCP, also stipulate that guest houses would be allowed only in sectors where all internal and external services have been provided. No guest house will be allowed to rent a room to a guest for more than a month.

The policy, officials said, stipulates that permission for running a guest house would be given by the town planning department in private licensed colonies, by the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) in its sectors, and by the urban local bodies department in municipal areas. It also mandates that the guest/boarding house will be allowed to run only on a residential plot with an area of 500 square yards. The clubbing of two plots to measure up to 500 square yards has also been allowed. In case the plot is in a pocket that has not been acquired, then the applicant would have to get a CLU permission from the concerned district town planner. Guesthouses that are not registered with authorities continue to be a major problem in the city.

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