The Muncipal Corporation of Gurgaon is all set to take over South City 1, South City 2 and Nirvana Country. It wrote a letter recently to the Department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana, and asked it to clear the status of these townships as soon as possible.
Sudhir Chauhan, senior town planner, MCG, said, “We organised a grievance meeting earlier in 2016 under the leadership of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Residents of South City 1 and 2 demanded the takeover of their colonies. Residents moved in South City 1 and 2 in 1991 and 2001 respectively. From 2005, residents started living in Nirvana Country.”
District Town and Country Planning officials told City Spidey that they have forwarded the case of the takeover to higher authorities at the head office in Chandigarh and that once they give permission, MCG would take over the societies.
Meanwhile, residents of the aforementioned townships have welcomed the MCG’s decision. Rajender Sharma, a resident of South City 1, said, “The decision is a welcome relief as the developer has failed miserably to provide basic facilities. It also charged a hefty amount for maintenance. Now, I hope our problems will be listened to.”
“I am very happy with the MCG decision to take over our township. The builder has not been able to fulfil basic necessities and has also charged us a handsome amount of money as development fee. The condition of roads is not good in our society. I have written several times to the builder, but to no effect,” said Dheeraj Piplani, a resident of South City 2.