Gurgaon officials told to repair roads for global investors meet

  • Abhishek Behl, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Dec 22, 2015 10:51 IST
Garbage dumped along roads is a common sight in Gurgaon as the city lacks an efficient waste disposal system. Authorities have been told to beautify all major roads before the summit. (HT File Photo)

The Haryana government is all geared up to give Gurgaon a major facelift ahead of its ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016’ to be held in the city in the first week of March.

Projecting Gurgaon as a major investment destination, the government has made a to-do list for civic authorities -- upgrade infrastructure, repair roads and make the city look beautiful -- additional chief secretary of Haryana Ram Niwas told officials concerned on Monday. Private players including real estate developers, IT companies, cultural groups and the civil society will help the authorities complete the tasks over the next two months, Niwas said.

According to the state government’s plan, theme gates of the two-day summit will be installed at major roads, flags hoisted and greenery increased to give the city a carnival look. Niwas also asked malls and hotels in Gurgaon to offer discounts to visitors on March 7 and 8. The city will also host several cultural activities.

The additional chief secretary directed officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to ensure that the city is clean, streetlights functional and encroachments cleared from roads.

Niwas also said all landmark buildings in the city should be well-lit at night and asked the power department to ensure there are no power cuts during the two days of the global summit. adequate power during the meeting.

Gurgaon deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash will supervise the tasks and ensure they are completed on time.

Divisional commissioner D Suresh said officials off departments, the civil society and private sector should contribute to the event, which aims to create jobs and opportunities in the city and state.

The ‘Happening Haryana Global Investment Summit 2016’ aims to attract investment to the state, which has dried up due to the global slowdown and industrial unrest. Through the summit, the government once again wants to portray itself as investor-friendly, and pro-business.

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