MCG looks at hiring consultants to upgrade civic system
After being held responsible for the waterlogging and traffic mess triggered by rain in the city last month, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is looking to outsource the infrastructure development work.gurgaon Updated: Aug 08, 2016 15:42 IST
After being held responsible for the waterlogging and traffic mess triggered by rain in the city last month, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is looking to outsource the infrastructure development work.
The civic body has floated proposals to hire private consultants for such projects.
It is learnt that the chosen consultants will oversee development of roads, drainage systems, streetlights, water supply and horticulture and electricity works.
MCG officials said the main work of the consultants will be revamping the drainage system, which has become a bane for the city.
Officials said under the arrangement, the concessionaire will share expertise in building and designing sewage treatment plants. The consultant will also be responsible for installing tubewells, laying underground pipeline network and routing canals in a manner that will ensure final disposal of water in open channel drains, the officials said.
Working closely with the town and country planning department, the consultants will carry out the topographic survey of residential areas, colonies and villages and create a database of civic amenities such as dispensaries, canals, roads, streets, schools and tubewells.
To ensure that rainwater is utilised for recharging groundwater, consultants will also have to rejuvanate water bodies such as Sukhrali, Kadipur, Basai, Sirhaul and Jhazgarh ponds.
These water bodies can be used as catchment areas to let rainwater accumulate, thereby preventing waterlogging in low-lying areas.
Additional commissioner of the civic body Amit Khatri said it has been decided to hire consultants as it will bring extra resources and eliminate lacunas in the civic system.