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Will make Gurgaon a ‘super smart city’: CM

gurgaon Updated: Apr 11, 2016 01:40 IST
Rashpal Singh
Rashpal Singh
Hindustan Times
Manohar Lal Khattar

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar made the comments at a rally at Kankrola-Bhangrola village in Badshahpur constituency on Sunday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday assured residents that he will make Gurgaon a ‘super smart city’.

Addressing a public rally at Kankrola-Bhangrola village in Badshahpur constituency, Khattar said Gurgaon could not find a place in the list of smart cities selected by the Central government but the state government will make it a ‘super smart city’.

Khattar said that the government will try to constitute a ‘Gurgaon Development Authority (GDA)’ by bringing a Bill in the Assembly after addressing objections raised by the Supreme Court.

“Gurgaon is already of the path of progress. We are trying to bring metro rail up to Manesar. Work on three more roads connecting the city with Delhi is already on,” Khattar said, adding that the Centre has given an in- principle nod for modernisation of the Gurgaon railway station.

He said that there is no dearth of money in the state, but the sanctioned money is not being used.

“We will not tolerate corruption, neither at the higher nor the lower level. We are introducing a social audit system where public representatives will decide the fate of schemes,” he said.

Public works department and forest minister Rao Narbir Singh said Gurgaon generated highest revenue in the state but got the lowest funds for development. He handed over a list of demands to the chief minister, some of which Khattar agreed to fulfil.

After the rally, the chief minister held a meeting of the grievances committee at the mini-secretariat.

Here, some angry Gurgaon residents complained that basic amenities such as water and roads were missing in some areas and action should be taken against errant developers.

A group of flat buyers shouted slogans against a builder over alleged delay in completion of a project.