MCG may take over Sun City management
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MCG may take over Sun City management

MCG commissioner TL Satya Prakash says the body is capable of taking over responsibility of the society but needs to look into the licence agreement between the developer and the residents.

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In a welcome relief to residents of Sun City, Sector 54, Gurgaon, the management of the society could soon be transferred from the builder to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG).

Speaking to City Spidey, TL Satya Prakash, MCG commissioner, said, "We will have to see the licence agreement between the developer and the residents to take action. As far as the MCG takeover is concerned, I think the corporation is capable of taking up responsibility of the colony, provided the residents agree to pay us maintenance charges."

The RWA has alleged that the developer withdrew services such as security, door-to-door garbage collection, plumbing and electrical maintenance without providing an alternative. The RWA has, however, arranged for security guards.

Residents had been urging MCG to take over mandatory services such as maintenance of roads and water supply, and take strict action against the developer. The RWA had even written a letter to the MCG commissioner about this.

According to Abhay Punia, grievance committee head of the RWA, "There has been no formal communication or exchange of written agreement that allows the developer to leave the township. The developer is bound to provide services, as residents are paying them maintenance charge at the rate of Rs 1.75 per sq ft."

"The developer had sent unsigned notices to all households on June 26, saying it will withdraw services from July 1. And it did so without any formal intimation. Since the notice was not printed on a letterhead and had no signatures, it cannot be considered an official communication," he added.

Residents seem to have a long list of complaints against the developer. Rupali Mittal, a resident, said, “Garbage needs to be cleared immediately. Monsoons are round the corner, and muck and garbage are major concerns. Security is another big concern, as many cases of robbery and theft were reported last month."

Natasha Khurana, a resident of F Block, said, "As the developer withdrew services, all security guards disappeared suddenly. Dustbins and roads have not been cleaned for two days. We are living in a mess.”

But with the statement of the MCG commissioner, residents can now breathe easy.