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Residents meet mayor on house tax row

india Updated: Jul 17, 2011 01:43 IST
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Mayor Vimal Yadav met DLF and Old Gurgaon residents on Saturday to discuss various issues and make them partners in development of the city. The interaction brought some relief for residents as their concerns about house tax and multiplicity of authorities in Gurgaon where addressed.

Yadav said, “Since the developer colonies are not under the municipal corporation now, residents of these societies will not be charged house tax. Taxes will only be levied when the colonies are transferred under the corporation.”

Residents also brought up the difference in administration between Gurgaon and other NCR cities such as Noida.

Rajinder Sharma, a resident of DLF Phase-4, said, “There is a lot of difference between the cities. The infrastructure of Gurgaon is very poor and the sad part is that our city has a lot of potential to become a model city.”

The issue of bad roads was also taken up with the mayor.

“The remaining sectors and private colonies will be transferred to the municipal body once they acquire their respective completion certificates. Since the developers have not completed their projects and some facilities are still lacking, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has not issued them completion certificates,” said Yadav.

Later in the day, the Joint Action Forum of Residents’ Association (Jafra) honoured the mayor, senior deputy mayor, deputy mayor and various councillors of the city.

A special function was organised to discuss what residents expect from their elected representatives.

Jafra chairman Col Rattan Singh said, “We are all set to support the newly elected mayor and his team but residents also have expectations from them. They should keep in touch with resident welfare associations and citizen groups to have a clear idea about the problems residents are facing.”

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