The divisional commissioner of Gurgaon has directed the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to prepare an estimate of liabilities of the five builder licensed colonies that the civic body will have to incur with the takeover of maintenance.
On February 8, the state government ordered the transfer of DLF phases 1, 2, 3, Sushant Lok Phase 1, and Palam Vihar to the MCG within a month for maintenance and upkeep. However, the transfer has been in limbo as the builders have not finished infrastructure development and obtained completion certificates.
The latest move is aimed at speeding up the process of transfer of the colonies to the civic body.
In a meeting with MCG officials and representatives of various residents’ welfare associations (RWA) on Wednesday, divisional commissioner D Suresh ordered the officials to prepare anestimate of expected liabilities to be incurred for taking over services in these colonies and present it in the next meeting on November 16. Suresh called the meeting on Wednesday after a delegation under the banner of Gurgaon Citizen Council met him on September 26.
Residents of these colonies have been demanding transfer of maintenance to the civic body as soon as possible but the authorities have been postponing it citing procedural delays.
The divisional commissioner had called the MCG commissioner, additional commissioner, chief engineer, and senior town planner to discuss the issue. From the MCG, superintending engineer MR Sharma and senior town planner Satish Chauhan were present at the meeting.
Chief governance coordinator SN Vashisth also discussed the issue and called for an early resolution of the problem as delivery of services were suffering in the colonies.
Representatives of RWAs from DLF phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 Sushant Lok 1, Sun City, Ardee city, and others were present at the meeting. The delegation members also appealed to D Suresh to make arrangements for taking over the rest of builders’ colonies, including DLF Phase 4, Ardee City, Sun city, Sushant Lok 2, South City 1 and 2, Malibu Towne and Mayfield Garden at the earliest.
Gurgaon Citizen Council head RS Rathee said there was a positive response from the officials. “There is a month and a half till next meeting and there should be a time bound arrangement for carrying out services in these colonies as builders have already withdrawn some services,” he said.
Speaking at ‘RWA Conclave-2016’ in September, MCG commissioner TL Satyaprakash had clarified that the administration was unable to take over the colonies as builders have not obtained completion certificates. He had, however, said the civic body would carry on maintenance work