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MCG draws up Rs. 25-cr plan to upgrade city infra

After drawing flak from the state government over shoddy civic work, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) got cracking on Thursday and prepared a development plan with a cost estimate of Rs. 25 crore.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2012 01:37 IST
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After drawing flak from the state government over shoddy civic work, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) got cracking on Thursday and prepared a development plan with a cost estimate of Rs. 25 crore.

The project will include damaged roads, sewers, drains and other developmental works of various localities coming under its jurisdiction.

Last week, Ram Niwas, financial commissioner-cum-principal secretary, urban local bodies, government of Haryana, had held a meeting in Gurgaon with MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal and other senior officials in this regard.

The MCG sub-finance committee held an urgent meeting to clear estimates prepared by the engineering wing.

A senior MCG official said that estimate is likely to be approved by the head office in Chandigarh in a fortnight's time.

On Thursday, the MCG commissioner, along with other senior officials, inspected several localities and instructed the concerned officials to fix potholes and clear choked sewers before tenders are floated.

"During monsoons, potholed roads and choked sewers create panic among residents as they turn into a breeding ground for mosquitoes," said a local resident of village Molahera, which the MCG commissioner visited on Thursday.

Other areas that will be covered under this project are Bhim Nagar, Naharpur Rupa, Vishnu Garden, Rajendra Parka, Jharsa, Patel Nagar, Kartarpuri, Ashok Vihar, Bhimgarh-Kheri, New Colony and Dayanand Colony.

"Besides, funds will also be allocated for Vyapar Sadan, a corporation-owned market complex at Sector 14. Here, roads, pavements, streetlights and the drainage system are a civic mess," said Yashpal Batra, senior deputy mayor. About Rs. 12 crore will be spent on development of this market, Batra added.