The state government's move to bring many Huda sectors under the MCG's jurisdiction has got a fillip after the authorities expedited the process to increase the manpower of the civic body.
The Department of Urban Local Bodies is also taking stock of the infrastructure and other public facilities in the sectors, which will be brought under the civic body for maintenance works.
After the survey, the Huda would upgrade the infrastructure wherever it is required.
"The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) needs to have manpower on par with the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad (MCF). Currently, MCG's manpower is much less than the MCF and with a handful of staff it would be impossible to maintain all the sectors currently under the Huda or other areas under private developers," said Ram Niwas, financial commissioner-cum-principal secretary, government of Haryana.
Faridabad civic body has about 5,000 employees, while the MCG has only 464 regular staff.
"A proposal to increase MCG's regular staff strength is lying with the government and once it is approved we will appoint more staff," said the FC, adding that the department is also looking into infrastructure deficit in Huda sectors too. Basic infrastructure like roads and drainages will be upgraded or there should be no deficiency on part of the Huda in these regards before the MCG undertakes their sectors for maintenance," added the FC.
The official refused to give any time line for the shift.
The MCG is currently maintaining only one-third of the city areas — mainly urban villages and regularised colonies in old city. However, the civic body has started collecting property taxes from the entire city.
All the 35 councillors too have been making this demand.