The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has officially stated that it will soon transfer funds to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) as per a set of terms and conditions agreed upon a couple of years back. These funds will be for the upkeep of the 37 sectors transferred from HUDA to MCG. The water and sewer services, as well as roads and sanitation, of these sectors are now under the jurisdiction of MCG.
Officials of MCG and HUDA had recently discussed the subject of fund transfer, as road repair and sanitation work across sectors can begin only once the fund transfer is done.
According to the Sector Transfer Agreement, 75 per cent revenue generated by HUDA from the extension fee, the plot transfer fee and other recoveries related to plots and flats will be shared with MCG.
Commenting on the issue, Yashpal Yadav, administrator, HUDA, said, “We are working on the matter and will soon transfer the requisite funds to MCG."
“MCG has not got funds from HUDA, despite the fact that sectors and amenities have already been transferred,” rues YS Gupta, additional municipal commissioner, MCG.
RS Rathee, councilor of Ward 34, added, “I have raised the issue in the course of MCG house meetings, as these funds will help improve the quality of public services across all HUDA sectors."
Highlighting the challenges that residents are facing because of the delay in fund transfer, Yogender Bhati, a resident of Sector 27, said, “We have noticed that the sanitation workers of MCG do not collect waste from our houses regularly. On the contrary, vacant lands in our sector are turning into dumpyards, as there is no accountability of officials.”