Thirty-five elected representatives, led by the recently elected mayor, will take over the charge of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) on Thursday. But it remains to be seen how swiftly they will be able to put their ideas into motion as they have limited powers to approve a project.
According to the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, a civic project with its budget of more than R1 crore is required to be approved by the state government.
There are four major projects with a budget outlay of Rs 30 crore waiting for approval. The first one is about laying a sewage line in Rajendra Park, Laxman Vihar and Ashok Vihar. The project costs around R9 crore and was sent to the government for approval on March 17.
Another project is the construction of three foot- over bridges (FOBs), costing around R10 crore. A third project of similar budget pertains to Dundahera village. The latest project with a budget of R1.81 crore relates to the construction of a gymnasium hall at the Nehru Stadium.
But mayor Vimal Yadav is hopeful. “We need the government’s approval for all projects with a budget of more than Rs 1 crore. Though it is a cumbersome process, we will get approvals. Everyone wants development of Gurgaon.”