High time MCG took over these Gurgaon colonies...
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High time MCG took over these Gurgaon colonies...

Residents of Sushant Lok I, South City I and Ardee City say they live in deplorable conditions, where their respective builders don't even provide basic facilities.

High time MCG took over these Gurgaon colonies...

Residents of Sushant Lok I in Gurgaon, on March 26, organised a peaceful protest demanding that Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) take over their township. The protest was held at Gate 1, Block C, Sushant Lok I.

Residents had first demanded MCG to take over in February last year. One of their main grievances was the absence of basic facilities in their area, such as good roads. The builder had not been able to pave sufficient roads in the area, causing residents to be inconvenienced. They had also organised a similar protest in February this year.

"We want Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to be aware of the problems we are facing," said Neelu Sharma, president of Residents United, a group working for infrastructure-related issues in Gurgaon, and a resident of Sushant Lok I. "We are living in deplorable conditions, with no basic infrastructure in place. The government of Haryana needs to deliver on its year-long promise and take over the private colonies. Sushant Lok I is in such a shoddy state that now even cabs and rickshaws refuse to enter the township. The administration here keeps carpeting roads in areas frequented by government officials, but the rest of Gurgaon lies ignored."

Residents of South City I and Ardee City were also part of the protest, as they also faced similar issues with their builders.

OP Sharma, treasurer of the South City RWA, said, “We live in a posh locality and pay hefty taxes. But we are deprived of basic facilities such as water and electricity. The condition of roads in South City I is horrible and worsens in the monsoons, leading to horrible traffic snarls.”

"The delay is not at our end," said a senior MCG official. "We have sent the proposal to the higher authorities in Chandigarh and have prepared an estimate for the development of Sushant Lok I. We will start as soon as we receive approval."