Following a series of maintenance-related complaints from resident welfare associations, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has sought a report from private developers and threatened to take their upkeep rights away.
The poor condition of roads, sewage system, streetlights and security inside colonies forced residents to meet Huda administrator Praveen Kumar.
Kumar visited Mayfield Garden, South City, M2K, Malibu Towne, Sushant Lok, DLF and other localities and found damaged roads, water logging, encroachment and stray animals, especially pigs.
"The Huda will give an undertaking to provide better facilities to these localities and I am sure most of the residents in developer areas hold the same view," Kumar said.
"I have spoken with developers also in this regard and I am waiting for their response, however, I am going to take strict action if I see malba and garbage lying unattended, filthy streets and non-functioning lights in and around colonies. I will write to the chief minister and move the court if needed," he added.
Despite repeated attempts to contact developer firms, they refused to comment.
Residents, however, have welcomed the move with open arms. "I support this move and I wish he (Huda administrator) takes action at the earliest," said SN Bharadwaj, president of South City-II.
"He should strongly recommend this to the chief minister and do the needful to take maintenance under Huda," said Ashok Gulia, president of RWA Mayfield Garden.
Amid lack of facilities, residents in private areas had cried foul over increase in maintenance fee since April 1, 20.
"I am strongly in favour of Huda taking maintenance under its control and teaching builders a lesson. This is the right time to take action," said Dr Vinod Kohli, president of RWA Malibu Towne.