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Gurgaon: MCG to developers: fix deficiencies before colony transfer

MCG commissioner V Umashankar said the builders either have to meet the infrastructure needs of residents or pay money to the agency for the job

gurgaon Updated: May 16, 2017 23:09 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Residents of South City 2, which is among the private colonies to be transferred to the MCG, have been complaining about infrastructure deficiencies for long.
Residents of South City 2, which is among the private colonies to be transferred to the MCG, have been complaining about infrastructure deficiencies for long.(File photo)

Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) commissioner V Umashankar told developers to address civic deficiencies at South City 1, 2 and Suncity City in Sector 54 on Tuesday.

Umashankar said, “The developers have two options. Either they pay money to the MCG to complete the pending work or they do it themselves. The process of assessing the deficiencies is currently underway as per the last meeting held at the government-level in April in Chandigarh. After the assessment exercise is complete, the developers will have to let the MCG know on whether they wish to take up the job. This exercise is necessary to obtain completion certificate (CC) from the competent authority.”

Umashankar gave the residents of both these localities a patient hearing as they narrated the issues dogging their neighbourhoods.

Basic civic services and amenities such as roads, sewer lines and streetlights, among others, are in a shambles in these areas and the residents brought this to notice of Umashankar during the meeting called by the MCG. The transfer of colonies has to happen by the end of June.

Responding to a point raised by a representative of Unitech with regard to the residents of South City 2 allegedly refusing to pay for maintenance till the deficiencies are addressed, Umashankar said, “MCG will not intervene in a buyer-seller agreement or dispute at all. We are bound by the terms and conditions of the licence and CC which says the developer has to address all deficiencies before the transfer of colonies.”

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Abhey Poonia, a resident Suncity in Sector 54, said, “We hope the MCG commissioner will make sure our roads are repaired and water supply system and power infrastructure upgraded at the earliest.”

“We live in a high rise at developed by Unitech at South City 2. We doubt if the developer will pay for infrastructure deficiencies to the MCG. They ignored our pleas all these years and the roads went from bad to worse. Even security and drainage issues need to addressed urgently,” said Nilesh Tandon, a resident of Fresco Apartment in South City 2 .

A Unitech official present in the meeting said, “We will go by the law.”