The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) initiated the process of taking over private colonies from Tuesday. The MCG has called a meeting of developers and representatives of the residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) of these colonies to discuss modalities of the transfer.
V Umashankar, MCG Commissioner, said, “We will review the deficiencies in these private colonies and other aspects. We have called the representatives of RWAs and the developers for a meeting.”
Earlier on May 15, the state government had ordered MCG to take over private colonies and complete the process by June 30. The commissioner’s meeting in this regard is first step towards the transfer process of private colonies to the MCG after the state government’s order.
The representatives of DLF Phase 1 to 2, Sushant Lok1and 2, South City 1 and 2, Ardee City and Suncity are to attend the meeting.
However, the civic deficiencies in the private colonies had been big hurdle in the transfer all these years with residents protesting against the developers and holding them responsible for bad roads, choked sewer lines and poor drainage among other issues.
RS Rathee, president,Gurgaon Citizens’ Council, said, “The Haryana government has prepared a roadmap of the transfer and it makes in binding on the developers to address the deficiencies and provide improved services the transfer happens. Otherwise, the MCG will recover the cost of deficiencies from developers in a bid to provide better services to residents.”
The GCC president said that deficiencies have been a big worry and now the MCG will hopefully address them or make sure developers do the needful.
“We are hope the MCG commissioner will issue necessary directions to developers after the meeting. The residents have pleading with the developers for improved services and civic amenities, but nothing has been done. We are especially worried about bad roads and water scarcity. We hope our concerns will be addressed,” Abhey Poonia, member, RWA, Suncity, Sector 54, said.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar had chaired a meeting of Haryana Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in Chandigarh on transfer of these colonies.
As per the meeting, the MCG, Town and Country Planning department and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) have to assess the deficiencies in infrastructure in these colonies.
As was decided at the meeting chaired by the chief minister, the developers have been told to obtain completion certificates from a competent authority after meeting the infrastructure requirements of the colonies.