GURUGRAM: For the past two weeks, around 2,000 families of Emaar Emerald Hills township in Sector 65 are struggling to commute as the only operational approach road caved in on July 19 due to rains, while other roads were blocked by another builder.
On Tuesday, district town planner (enforcement) RS Batth visited the township and inspected the caved-in road and other access roads of the project. He directed the builder to construct two of the four approach roads within 30 days.
At the time of selling the flats to homebuyers, the developer —Emaar India —had shown direct connectivity to the Golf course extension road but it was never provided. The residents were forced to use another road, falling under another developer, which is often blocked by the developer causing inconvenience to the commuters.
Talking to TOI, Batth said during the three-hour inspection, the residents shared their problem and discussed solutions. He said the major issue was the connectivity of 24-metre-wide internal sector roads connecting the licenced colony.
He assured the residents that he would also discuss the matter with other developers to ensure seamless utilisation of the 65 Avenue Road by residents of Emerald Hills. “I will also issue written directions to all the developers of the area to ensure that all 24-meter and service roads are always usable without interruption,” he added.
Assistant town planner Ashish Sharma said, “The team visited four spots where connectivity was hampered. On the spot instructions were given to the developers for resolving the issues within 30 days and to submit proposals regarding the same with deadlines,” he added.
Batth also inspected the boundaries of Coral block adjoining Adani Brahma City where waterlogging is a common issue.
The developer did not respond to queries from TOI.
Rakesh Kaushik, president of Emerald Hill’s Plot Owners Association (EHPOA), said, “We want the 24-metre access road for our over 2,000 families as per the approved layout plan. We are trapped in a fight between two developers and a dispute with land owners leading to no access road for our residents.”
Vipin Yadav, a resident said despite paying crores as external development charges (EDC), the residents do not have proper road connectivity. “The builder has cheated us by showing direct connectivity from Golf course extension road to the society which later turned out to be a rented temporary road. The builder still has a land to provide 24-metre road connectivity but is shying away from its commitment after selling the flats,” he said.