Gurugram, Dec. 1 -- The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has proposed to impose a monetary penalty on owners of buildings/flats who make illegal additions to their structures after obtaining occupancy certificates (OCs) to curb such constructions, said officials on Tuesday.

"The proposal is being finalised and will soon be sent to the headquarters for approval. We are planning that a financial penalty, which is presently imposed on commercial properties for building plan violations, should be similarly imposed on the residential segment. That will help curb such violations," said RS Bhath, district town planner (enforcement).

The DTCP officials said at present, such violations may see the withdrawal of the OC and the sealing...