Gurgaon needs Rs 122 crore to amend civic infrastructure!

By City Spidey
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Posted: Aug 22, 2017

After Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar  announced the transfer of private colonies to the jurisdiction of MCG (Municipal Corporation of Gurugram) earlier this year, the local civic body appointed private consultants to assess infrastructural deficiencies of several posh areas of Gurgaon,such as the DLF sectors, Sushant Lok, Palam Vihar and Suncity.

The consultants have submitted their report saying that Rs 122 crore is required for correcting the infrastructural deficiencies of Gurgaon. This broadly includes upgradation of roads, sewer systems, water and electricity supply.

These upgradations are required to precede the transfer of areas to the MCG. The assessment reports are now in the public domain as MCG has uploaded these assessments.

“Assessment reports of Sushant Lok, Suncity and Palam Vihar were uploaded earlier. Now, corporation has uploaded the assessment reports of DLF Phase-I and II . The residents of DLF can file their objections by end of the month,” said Dr Narhari Bangar, additional commissioner MCG.

Inadequate infrastructure such as sewer lines, storm water drain lines, water lines, colony parks, electricity, roads and cleanliness formed the basis of these assessment reports.

Bangar informed City Spidey that the developers would have to address and remedy the infrastructural deficiencies before transferring the colonies to MCG. MCG cannot take over these colonies with liabilities.

The assessed amounts are Rs 64 crore for DLF Phase I and Rs 58 crore for DLF Phase II. It is worth noting that after the Haryana government had granted a licence to  DLF in 1981, it had granted several such licences for private townships to other developers in the course of the past four decades.

“The reports are fine, however we have filed our objections. The question now is whether the developer completes these deficiencies within the next six months. Owing to these deficiencies, mega developers like DLF and others have not got completion certificates from the government,” said RS Rathee, president of Qutub Enclave Residents’ Welfare Association.

“After taking stock of the shortcomings, MCG will give an option to the developer to either complete the work within six months or pay a lump sum to it, so that it can do the job instead,” said an MCG spokesperson.

TAGS: DLF Phase 1 / DLF Phase 2 / MCG / Consultant / Haryana CM / Sushant Lok / Suncity / Palam Vihar / Additional commissioner MCG / Qutub Enclave Residents Welfare Association / Private Townships