Residents are hoping MCG will do what cash-strapped HUDA couldn't.
Residents of sectors 51, 52 and 57 can now hope for better civic infrastructure, as the handover of these three from Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is now done.
The transfer was approved by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is also the chairman of HUDA.
“MCG has included the transfer of HUDA sectors in its budget and will allot resources accordingly," said Yashpal Yadav, MCG commissioner.
The three sectors, located next to each other, have several residential townships — and this move is set to benefit 25,000 people.
However, the transfer of Ardee City in Sector 52, with a population of 2,500, is pending, as the developer does not have the part-completion certificate.
Residents of the sector say garbage disposal and potholed roads are two of their major concerns. The Wazirabad village in the sector, plagued by severe waterlogging, also increases the chances of vector-borne diseases.
“Water gets collected in potholes and leads to mosquito breeding during monsoons. As a result, there are many cases of dengue and malaria in the area,” said Jaskiran Singh, a resident of Ardee City.
Sector 57, which includes Sushant Lok Phase 3 and Tigra village, too, faces waterlogging and drainage issues.
On the other hand, residents of Sector 51 — which has gated colonies such as Mayfield Gardens and Blossoms 2, and a multispeciality hospital — have long been bearing the brunt of a poor drainage system, shortage of water supply and broken stormwater drains.
“There have been several incidents during monsoons in which residents have fallen into broken stormwater drains and injured themselves. Despite HUDA being aware of this, no action was taken. I am hoping MCG will carry out the necessary repairs before some serious damage is done,” said Khushboo Nanda, a resident of Arzoo Apartments.