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Bye bye builder, hello MCG! Which are these five lucky colonies?

Posted: Apr 21, 2017     By Anjoo Dalal

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has given his nod to the transfer of five colonies from private developers to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG). Residents of DLF Phase I, II and III, Sushant Lok I and Palam Vihar can now finally look forward to better maintenance services.

The residents of these areas had been dealing with potholed roads, blocked drains, unattended garbage and water scarcity for a long time. But the builders never bothered to address their woes.

But the fight to be heard is finally over, and the transfer will happen in phases from May to June end.

In several areas, such as DLF Ph II, owing to lack of proper drainage, water often seeped into homes during the monsoons. The builders were approached a number of times but there was no response.

Vinod Tayal of DLF Ph II shared his shocking experience. “We had gone out of town for three days. Upon our return, we found a pool of water inside the house. With no proper drainage in our area, it’s a mess in the monsoons.”

Residents of Palam Vihar, too, couldn’t be happier. The transfer, they hope, will end their dependence on water tankers.

“We would like to extend our thanks to the chief minister for his prompt action after our meeting with him on April 12 in Chandigarh. We look forward to joining hands with MCG and making Sushant Lok I a model township,” said Neelu Sharma, a resident of Sushant Lok I and also president of Residents United, a group that has been coordinating with the government on the takeover for more than a year now.

These private colonies had been holding protests since last year, demanding the transfer of maintenance to MCG. But it is the intensity of the protests in the past three months that has forced the chief minister to take prompt action.




TAGS: DLF Phase I / II / III / Sushant Lok I / Palam Vihar / Private Developers / MCG / Profits / Maintenance