Developer continues to encroach parks at Malaysian Township
The residents of Malaysian Township at Kukatpally alleged that illegal buildings were being constructed at the Raintree Park and were being used for commercial purposesby the developers.
Kukatpally: The residents of Malaysian Township at Kukatpally alleged that illegal buildings were being constructed at the Raintree Park and were being used for commercial purposesby the developers. As per the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), the Raintree Park was given approval so as to protect and develop earmarked parks and tot lots, but the builders were using this park for business purpose by constructing illegal buildings and giving them on lease. The Malaysian Township project was developed as an integrated township in approximately 34.71 acres of land comprising about 2,282 residential flats.
As many as seven areas have been earmarked as tot lot green park areas and described as T-1 an area of 3,103 sqmts, T-2 an area of 1,454 sqmts, T-3 an area of 1,722 sqmts, T-4 an area of sqmts, T-5 an area of 1,620 sqmts, T-6 an area of 1,865 sqmtsand T-7 an area of 2,316 sqmtstotalling to an extent of 12,990 sqmts.
Vuppala Gopala Rao, social activist, a member of senior citizen’s committee,government of Telangana and resident of Malaysian Township, said, “Nearly 7,000 people stay in this township. I appreciate the efforts of the State government to transform our city into a global city, but it is pathetic on part of government that it is doing nothing to stop the illegal constructions”. Though there are many incidents that the builders are violating the real estate norms, the municipal authorities have not taken any action against all these, Rao added.
After several representations made by Rao, the Town Planning officials have given a notice to the developers on April 4 last year. The notice asked the developers to fence the totlot area and park to avoid encroachments in the Township. According to the GHMC orders a super market was sealed for some days. But market management approached the court for stay order.The High Court gave some time to the management to vacate the place. The final hearing of the issue will be on July 22.However, in other six areas of the park the illegal leasing by the builders is still on.