The Haryana government on Friday issued ultimatums to the authorities concerned asking them to improve the condition of roads and other civic amenities in the Millennium City within a month.
The directions came after state chief secretary PK Chaudhery visited the city following complaints about potholes, damaged footpaths and lack of other civic infrastructure.
The chief secretary met top officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and city police to take stock of the situation. Around 20% of Gurgaon roads fall under MCG jurisdiction while the rest are under Huda.
“We cannot let Gurgaon become the target of criticism. The city, being a hub of multi-national companies, is the showpiece of the state as well as the country,” Chaudhery said.
He said the government will now take feedback from residents on the effectiveness of the civic work to ensure proper infrastructure across the city.
“I will visit the city again on October 2 to meet RWA members and review the progress of the work,” he said, adding that feedback from corporates will also be taken.
Choudhery said his visit was necessitated as he was getting “a lot of representations” over the sad state of affairs in Gurgaon, especially during the monsoon season.
Apart from augmenting civic infrastructure, there are some long-term plans such as the arterial road projects worth R300 crore by Huda and R65 crore by MCG, he told HT.
The chief secretary also did a recce of busy city roads through Signature Tower Crossing, Iffco Chowk, Bristol Chowk on MG Road to Golf Course Road.