Following allocation of funds by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon to develop infrastructure for Vyapar Sadan commercial complex, some officials of the civic body have registered their reservations with the MCG commissioner regarding the development.
Some senior officials, including the mayor, are demanding that the proposed new MCG office be built at the site earmarked for the commercial complex as it will be easily accessible to both Old Gurgaon and New Gurgaon residents.
The MCG has allocated around R6.5 crore for the development of sewer lines, roads and footpath for the 20-acre land at Vyapar Sadan.
"The proposal to develop infrastructure is with the financial committee at this stage. The work will commence 15 days after we get the committee's go ahead," said MCG chief engineer BS Singroha.
However, MCG top brass, including the mayor, have approached the commissioner to use the land for building the new MCG building due to its strategic location.
"Some shops have been auctioned at Vyapar Sadan but we want the MCG building to come up at the spot. All the MCG staff can be brought under a single roof and the office can be easily accessed by citizens of both Old and New Gurgaon. It will help the civic body to cater to the needs of the citizens in a much better way," said Vimal Yadav, mayor, Gurgaon.
Yadav added that although the civic body is considering acquiring the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) land at Silokra for the MCG office, there may be no consensus on the project.
"We want the new MCG building to be inaugurated in the next one-and-a-half-years and want the project to be approved as soon as possible."