Gurgaon: Upkeep changes hands for five upscale colonies
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Gurgaon: Upkeep changes hands for five upscale colonies

After a lapse of six months, the MCG finally asks the builders — DLF and Ansal Ltd — to submit compliance reports to initiate the takeover of maintenance for five plush addresses in the city.

Gurgaon: Upkeep changes hands for five upscale colonies

Six months after the Haryana government approved the transfer of maintenance of five upscale colonies from the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), the civic body has begun taking the initial steps to complete the takeover.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had ordered the transfer of maintenance of five residential colonies — DLF phases 1-3, Sushant Lok Phase 1 and Palam Vihar, built by Ansal Ltd — on February 5.

In a meeting attended by civic officials and representatives of DLF and Ansal Ltd, the MCG directed the developers to submit a compliance report with layout plans, building designs and other details, such as road length, sewage lines, water pipelines and treatment plants, to help it assess the infrastructural work that remains to be done.  

Sources said incomplete infrastructure and the need to spend huge sums to improve basic amenities at these colonies are some of the factors delaying the official takeover. The MCG wants the developer to first finish the remaining work and then initiate the handover. The government order, however, has given hope to residents.

An MCG official said the developers have still not obtained completion certificates, which will be issued only after the construction of community sites and commercial sites in these colonies is finished. The MCG cannot take over incomplete sites.

“We will take over maintenance of private colonies after the developers complete their infrastructural work and improve the basic amenities provided to residents,” said MCG commissioner TL Satya Prakash.