A week ahead of municipal commissioner Ashok Sangwan resuming office after his two months' training leave, the 35 elected councillors have started lobbying for construction of a multi-level office building at Vyapar Sadan, opposite the Gurgaon government college in Sector 14 on Mehrauli Road.
Gurgaon mayor Vimal Yadav, senior deputy mayor Yashpal Batra and deputy mayor Parminder Kataria have decided to raise the issue with the MCG commissioner on the day he joins office next week.
The mayor team has also decided to oppose the plan of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to construct an office on a six-acre plot in Sector 29.
"We do not want our office at Sector 29 as the site is close to Silokhara village and not connected by major roads. Vyapar Sadan is perfect for the office as it is well-connected with the Mehrauli Road," said Yadav.
A budget of R100 crore has been sanctioned for the office building.
The land in Silokhara has been acquired by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), which will also be constructing its own office, apart from the one for MCG. "That plan is a distant dream and why should we wait for so long when we have the land ready," said Batra.
According to the Vyapar Sadan office plan, residences-cum-offices of Gurgaon mayors will come up on 1.5 acre while the MCG office will be spread across 2.5 acre. At present, MCG operates out of its office in Civil Lines where the commissioner's office is located and the old Sadar premises where the citizens' facility centre, tax and accounts departments are situated.