Realtor DLF started work on recarpeting roads in Block E of DLF Phase I yesterday. Prior to the transfer of maintenance of the privately developed colonies to the MCG, the developer was given a choice to either pay the civic body the amount to improve the civic amenities, or carry out the task itself.
On January 10, the town and country planning department (TCP) in Haryana had cleared the budget estimate by the MCG in its deficiency assessment reports for DLF phases I, II and III. An investment of Rs 64 crore was needed for improving amenities in DLF Phase I alone.
Ward 34 councillor RS Rathee said, “A total of Rs 75 lakh is being spent. The DLF is paying Rs 65 lakh, while the remaining is being spent by the local RWA for the recarpeting work.”
Besides the recarpeting work, the tiles are also being placed on pavements in nearby parks.
In the last seven-eight years, roads got only cosmetic touch-up, the drains were found clogged with silt and were operating at 50 per cent capacity; and a sewage treatment plant was missing, the MCG report said.
For over a decade, DLF Phase I residents have been demanding road repair.
The process of transfer of privately developed colonies from cash-strapped HUDA to the MCG started last year. In April 2017, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the transfer of private colonies to the MCG, which later hired private consultants to prepare a detailed project report (DPR).