Finally, some good news for Gurgaon residents. The city’s roads are going to be repaired ‘immediately’. While Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will loosen its purse strings to the extent of Rs 78.84 crore for this, the municipal corporation, too, will chip in with Rs 19 crore.
Hindustan Times had run a series of reports titled ‘Gurgaon Collapsing’ late last month to highlight Millennium City’s infrastructure problems. While the administration had announced some measures for improvement immediately after the publication of the series, more decisions were taken during the Haryana Chief Secretary’s meeting on Monday.
During the 4-hour meeting, Chief Secretary Dharam Vir instructed all the departments to post details of all development projects on the government website for the benefit of the public.
It was decided that contracts for repair and construction of roads would be given to reputed infrastructure companies and they would be responsible for the maintenance of these roads for a period of five years.
HUDA’s Chief Administrator T.C. Gupta said the new condition about construction companies maintaining the roads for five years would be included in all the new tenders.
However, Financial Commissioner, Urban Development, D.S. Dhesi said construction and maintenance of roads in private townships was entirely the responsibility of developers.
The proposed garbage treatment plant at Badhwari village was also discussed in detail in the meeting.
The chief secretary asked the district administration to evolve a system of monitoring — both by officers of the executing department and the district administration — so that the quality of development works was not compromised.
He also reviewed the status of sewerage, drinking water, storm water drainage and traffic management in Gurgaon. The chief secretary constituted a committee comprising the divisional commissioner and administrator of HUDA, commissioner of police and the deputy commissioner for finding a practical solution to the traffic movement problem on Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.
He also asked the municipal corporation to identify sites for multi-level parking and directed HUDA to reserve parking sites in all sectors in future.