A Little about Colonies near Air Force Depot at Gurgaon
As per the sources and present rule there should not be any residential houses near Air Force Ammunition Depot. Gurgaon district administration’s decision to a demolition drive against 20,297 properties falling within the restricted 1,000-yard (900 m) radius from the boundary of the IAF ammunition depot resulted in massive protests in the area on 07 Feb 2011.
Localities which are under restricted 1000 yards (900 M) radius include Sheetala colony, Sukhrali Enclave, Sanjay gram, Marble market and Ashok Vihar, Dharm colony etc. Irate protesters who reside in Ashok Vihar said that they will not let the authorities demolish the colonies. However, the district administration told reporters that only commercial establishments will be demolished.
There are more than 3000 residential houses and more than 1000 commercial establishments. More than 150000 people are residing around IAF Depot. Most of these people are middle class people who purchase their plot and constructed houses. 'People's Voice' opposed the proposed demolition saying it would mainly affect middle and lower-middle class families. "In the over-all interests and safety of the people, the ammunition depot must be shifted to a remote place, away from human habitation.
IAF Depot was established during the British time when the Gurgaon was a village and a lot of open jungle around it. Now situation has been changed totally. It is better for the government to shift the IAF Depot for the safety of Gurgaon.
Who is the owner of these properties?
Let me clarify that property around Gurgaon Air Force Depot belong to Farmers and not belong to the Government. Some media reporting that these colonies are on Air Force Land which is not true. Most of the plot owners in there are holding General Power of Attorney and a few of them have registry also.
People Reaction on the demolition drive
People in these colonies are in confidence that they will not all Gurgaon Administration to demolish their house. An official from the administration said that all these colonies have been built illegally and have to be demolished as per the order given by the Punjab and Haryana High Courts. Seeing the public outrage, the demolition which was scheduled to start from 07 Feb 11 was postponed for indefinite time by the administration.
Now people are waiting next course of action by the Gurgaon Administration and Central & and state governments. As per the sources government of Haryana is doing its best to resolve issue amicably at the earliest.
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