Newly elected MLA of Gurugram, Sudhir Singla, and Rakesh Daultabad from Badshahpur held a meeting with the officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Thursday at the Public Work Department (PWD) rest house to take stock of civic issues and gave their suggestions on several important matters.
Several issues, including property tax, water and sewerage charges, sewerage cleaning, sanction for building plans, sanitation system, adequate drainage system for rainy season, regularisation of unauthorised colonies, bulk waste generators for composting etc. came up for discussion during the meeting.
According to the MCG officials, 3,92,435 units have been registered for property tax on the basis of a survey in the MCG limits. In the current financial year, a target for collection of property tax of Rs 210 crore has been set. So far, Rs. 114 crore have been collected.
MCG additional commissioner, YS Gupta, informed that a new survey is going on for property tax which is completely online.
While informing that the MCG has recently started the collection of water and sewerage charges in Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) sectors from 1 to 57, Gurugram MLA Sudhir Singla suggested that the colony area, which has been transferred to the corporation, should also have such a system so that the citizens do not face any kind of problem.
The MCG officials informed that super sucker and bucket machine is used by the civic body for cleaning the sewer lines, while manhole cleaning is being done through robotic instead manually. Currently, a robot is working on a pilot basis for this task and the officials are working towards increasing number to 4 robots in each zone.
Road and street cleaning is done by the municipal cleaners, while the responsibility of collecting, transporting and disposing of garbage from homes has been entrusted to Ecogreen Energy, a Waste Management and a Waste to Energy company
The two MLAs instructed the MCG officials to ensure proper cleaning system, sewerage cleaning in the area. A plan has been made to deal with the problem of waterlogging during the rainy season in which the nodal body is GMDA.
The MLA said that it should be ensured whether rain water harvesting can be done at the places where waterlogging takes place. They also said that if it was possible, then places should be identified and proper arrangements should be made. Along with this, they also stressed upon strict implementation of solid waste management rules 2016 and ensure bulk waste generators to disposed off their waste as per the rules. The MCG officials said that they have issued notices to bulk waste generators and arrangements for composting have been made at many places.
Addressing the officials, Gurugram MLA Sudhir Singla and Badshahpur MLA Rakesh Daulatabad said that the civic body will ensure that Gurugram becomes a clean, green and beautiful city.
They said that much work needs to be done, especially in horticulture. Officers were directed to prepare plans for the entire city and they would provide all possible help at the government level.
MLA Rakesh Daulatabad said that he will soon introduce an incentive bill to the government officials and employees so that those doing better work in government offices like private institutions can get incentives.