Why occupation papers were issued without power connections, asks EPCA


Why occupation papers were issued without power connections, asks EPCA

The Supreme Court-appointed EPCA has instructed the city’s discom to submit an affidavit explaining how occupation certificates were issued to housing societies and colonies without power supply.

The move came after Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) requested the central pollution watchdog to relax ban on gensets. Now, the discom will have to seek the help of town and country planning department, which issues the occupation certificates, to prepare it.

EPCA chief Bhure Lal told TOI, “We have heard the discom’s plea. Developers built flats and obtained occupation certifications without having power connections in cities like Gurgaon and Faridabad. That is why a large number of diesel gensets are being used in these colonies. We have sought information explaining why the occupation certificates were given without providing electricity connections to those establishments which rely on diesel gensets.”

The discom has been given time till October 24— the counting day — to furnish the information. “Since there are elections in Haryana and officials are busy Read More

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