Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar made a surprise visit to the office of the municipal corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) on Friday and discussed with officials the development plans for the city.
“It was a routine review meeting to discuss development works being carried out in Gurgaon and the bottlenecks faced by departments in completing projects,” said Khattar, who showed up at the MCG office in Sector 34 without prior notice. He reached around 7pm.
The officials discussed implementation of projects related to traffic, water, electricity, streetlights, electric poles and CCTV cameras, among others, a source said.
Haryana PWD minister and BJP leader Rao Narbir Singh, Gurgaon MLA Umesh Agarwal, Sohna MLA Tejpal Tanwar, MCG commissioner Vikas Gupta, Huda administrator Anshaj Singh, joint commissioner of police Sourav Singh, divisional commissioner Dr D Suresh and additional deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh were present at the meeting, which ended around 9pm.
“We had a meeting to discuss the ongoing projects planned by the civic agencies. The officials highlighted the status of the development projects and the problems faced in completing them,” Khattar said.
When asked about why he called for the meeting without prior notice, the CM said, “We have a 24-hour working government and we can hold a meeting anytime.” The meeting was also aimed at direct interaction between the MLAs and officials for better coordination and speedy completion of projects.