Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar asks MCG to take over Gurugram residential areas

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
By City Spidey
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Posted: Apr 15, 2018

Here is good news for the residents of private colonies of Gurugram. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday directed the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to take over several colonies  and provide basic services and amenities to the housing colonies that were awaiting transfer to the civic body as per an earlier order.

The chief minister directed MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav to take over the area immediately from Haryana Urban Development Authority after several housing societies and colonies complained to Khattar of poor civic amenities and bad infrastructure in the area.

A delegation of representatives of several RWA s in Gurugram called on the chief minister on Sunday and appealed to him for the urgent transfer of residential colonies to the Municipal corporation of Gurugram (MCG).

The residents hope that once the MCG took over, civic amenities in their localities would improve. For the past few years, the residents have been complaining of poor roads, inadequate water supply and dimly lit streets.

Chief Minister Khattar directed MCG officials to immediately begin repair works – whether it was roads, or street lights or improving water supply before the areas were transferred to the MCG. The residents had also submitted a memorandum to the CM in which they complained that the private developers had halted all development work and the MCG too was not providing with any facilities.

They were paying maintenance charges to the builder and property tax to the MCG but are deprived of any facilities, the residents asserted.

After giving a patient hearing to the residents, Khattar directed the MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav to take over the area immediately and file a detailed progress report. He said that in the first phase, work should start with the takeover of the water facility, roads, and street lights — which were the basic needs of any resident.

Suncity RWA advisor Abhay Poonia said that Suncity township, Sector 54, had received its final completion certificate and after this the builder had no interest in maintenance anymore. “Summer has begun and residents are not getting enough drinking water. The condition of the roads is also very bad and residents are facing tough time while commuting on the roads,” he said.

Khattar directed the MCG commissioner to ensure speedy repair work of roads, installation of street lights and sufficient drinking water supply in colonies like DLF, Sushant Lok, Ardee City, Suncity and South City. For this, if they needed to take special permission from the CM, approvals would be granted immediately.

MCG commissioner Yadav assured the RWA representatives that all necessary actions would be taken as directed by the CM.

The process of transfer of privately developed colonies from the cash-strapped Huda to the MCG began last year. In April 2017, Khattar announced the transfer of private colonies to the MCG. The civic body had hired private consultants to prepare detailed project reports (DPR) to assess the deficiencies of all colonies to be transferred.

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