Residents of 21 sectors in Old Gurgaon can look forward to better civic amenities as the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) plans to transfer these areas to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), an agency specialising in providing maintenance facilities.
At a meeting held on Monday, both the departments discussed the modalities of the transfer process. The MCG has asked the development authority to give them a blueprint of costs and revenue of all these sectors, which are likely to be transferred by September, though no formal deadline has been set as yet.
"We have asked Huda to give us the revenue and expenditure details of all sectors to be transferred. The next meeting will be called only after they submit the report," said a senior MCG official who was present at the conference. Huda administrator Nitin Yadav also attended the meeting.
Dismissing rumours that a few sectors have already been transferred to the civic body, Yadav told Hindustan Times, "No sectors have been transferred so far (as reported by a national daily last month). Upkeep of all areas will be handed over in due course of time. No time frame, however, can be fixed as of now."
The transfer of sectors will also follow delegation of the water distribution system that is being managed by the public health department under the Haryana government. This again is likely only by September. As per the practice, Huda develops sectors and colonies and maintains it for five years before transferring it to the municipal body. In this case, the 21 sectors have been under Huda for more than a decade.