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Illegal road is ruining natural green cover of Aravalis, say DLF residents | Gurgaon News

GURUGRAM: The encroachment in Aravali continues but the civic agency is yet to take any action, residents of DLF-3 have claimed. A group of residents have also approached the Punjab and Haryana high court regarding the illegal construction. TOI visited the area and found that an illegal road has been built from DLF-3 into the MCG area where farmhouses and dairies have been constructed and slums have come up, destroying the natural green cover with construction and demolition (C&D) waste.
The illegal road that has been created from the colony road of DLF-3 V-10 is behind the Aravali Biodiversity Park. “The DLF internal road is being used as a thoroughfare with massive movement of tractors, cars, autos, bikes and trucks. This road is being used to dump construction waste into the green belt. Several times the villagers have also tried to capture the land in the Aravali Biodiversity Park,” said Rohan Singh, a resident.
Another resident, Sunny, said, “The civic body has issued a tender to construct a wall at the end of V-10 road that will secure the Aravali area from getting encroached. The 200-acre green cover does not have any other access point other than the illegal road which has been paved by the villagers connecting DLF-3. We have approached the high court and the hearing is on January 19.”
The residents also alleged that some people were chopping off the trees and damaging the nearby areas by dumping construction and demolition waste into the open green area adjoining the biodiversity park.
The guard of the park also said this had taken place. “I have been witnessing violations on a daily basis. People also try to cut through the boundary wires of the park and venture into it. They sometimes try to dump C&D waste. These are all attempts to grab land in the park,” said Latika Thukral of IAmGurgaon, which is taking care of the biodiversity park.
Meanwhile, an MCG official said that they are aware of the issue. “We had received the complaint and it was examined by the civic body. The site was inspected and we had decided to create a wall to block the passage from DLF-3. A tender was also issued regarding this. We will look into the matter,” said Hari Om Atri, joint commissioner, MCG.

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