A year after the chief minister proposed formulation of a policy for running guesthouses, it is yet to see the light of day. GURUGRAM: A year after the chief minister proposed formulation of a policy for running guesthouses, it is yet to see the light of day. This, at a time when police’s crackdown on illegal activities in a couple of guesthouses on MG Road has recently thrown spotlight back on such establishments. In fact, authorities seem to be clueless even about the exact number of such establishments in the city. Last year, the CMO had received several complaints against guesthouses and paying guest (PG) facilities in residential areas, following which it was announced that a policy would be formulated to govern such establishments, with MCG given the task to survey guesthouses in all its four zones. However, the survey ended abruptly halfway through. When approached, principal secretary of urban local bodies department, Anand Mohan Sharan, said the policy should be out any time now. “The policy has been drafted and sent to the state government for approval. Once it’s notified, all such establishments will be governed by an uniform policy. However, even without such a policy, police action against illegal activities inside these places will continue,” said Sharan. MSC Black Loafers PaytmMall Download India’s leading free Portfolio Management Software MPROFIT SOFTWARE PRIVATE LIMITED Recommended By Colombia He added that while the policy has been drafted by the department of town and country planning (DTCP), it would also be applicable to guesthouse and PGs located in areas under MCG jurisdiction. The previous year’s incomplete survey did throw up some numbers, even though officials aren’t very sure of what to make of these. According to sources, 1,500 such establishments were identified as operating in the city, of which, around 500 are in DLF City. 9/22/2018 Gurugram awaits guesthouse rule a year after CM’s promise | Gurgaon News – Times of India https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/gurgaon-awaits-guesthouse-rule-a-year-after-cms-promise/articleshow/65299408.cms 6/52 FROM AROUND THE WEB MORE FROM THE TIMES OF INDIA The matter had also come up in the House meeting around 10 days ago, with councillors demanding action against illegal guesthouses. Consequently, sporadic inspections have started on the ground already. “We’re doing field visits to identify such guesthouses. Landlords generally disguise these as rental accommodation, which makes our job difficult. While complaints against such set-ups are increasing, it is also a big revenue loss for the corporation,” said a senior MCG official.