Gurgaon: RWAs pin hopes on takeover for better civic services
The residents sought assurance that the transfer process will be completed soongurgaon Updated: May 17, 2017 10:00 IST
For residents of DLF Phases 1, 2 and 3, Sushant Lok Phase 1 and Palam Vihar, the transfer of maintenance from private developers to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has been long awaited. They are hoping the takeover will result in better civic amenities for them.
On Tuesday, during a series of meetings with MCG and developers DLF and Ansal, representatives of various residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) presented their grievances and expectations.
“We want the transfer from developers to MCG to take place at the earliest. We are confident the transfer will give impetus to RWAs to provide better services in their localities,” said Dr AK Nagpal, president, Sushant Lok Phase 1 RWA.
Nagpal had also compiled a list of existing deficiencies in the colony and presented a list of residents’ demands to the MCG for review. (vox pop)
Some RWA representatives sought assurance from the MCG that the transfer process will be completed and not remain in a limbo.
“The MCG has assured us that maintenance and civic amenities will be provided at the optimum level. They have also stressed that the developer (DLF) will complete the pending projects prior to the takeover. Hence, we are looking forward to better facilities,” said Savita Chouhdhary, president, DLF Phase 1 E block RWA.
“I request the MCG to ensure that the takeover happens. The same had been promised last year in February. It had raised expectations, but remained on paper,” said Sunil Yadav, president, Palam Vihar RWA.
DLF officials said they will look into the assessment report before taking any action.
“We are ready to hand over to the MCG. If there is a deficiency found in the assessment report, we will look into the findings and take a call accordingly,” said Sekhar Basu, regional technical head of DLF, who attended the meeting.
Ansal officials did not wish to comment on the matter.