CM nod to transfer of Gurgaon’s DLF areas, Sushant Lok, Palam Vihar to MCG
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar approved transfer of maintenance of DLF phases 1 to 3, Sushant Lok and Palam Vihar to the MCGgurgaon Updated: Apr 26, 2017 22:48 IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will finally take over the maintenance of three private licenced colonies, signalling an end to a long battle by the city residents. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, in a meeting on Wednesday, gave his nod to transfer of these colonies to the MCG for maintenance of civic and electricity infrastructure.
The transfer process of the three colonies — DLF Phases 1 to 3, Sushant Lok Phase 1 and Palam Vihar — will begin from May 15 and be completed by June end, said a government spokesperson.
Sushant Lok and Palam Vihar have been developed by Ansal API Limited, while the DLF Phases 1 to 3 has been developed by real estate giant DLF. The Haryana government gave licences to develop these residential townships in the 1980s.
In the meeting, it was also decided that the MCG, the town and country planning (TCP) department and the power discom Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) will assess the deficient infrastructure in these colonies.
“The deficient infrastructure will be completed by the respective developers themselves. With immediate effect of the meeting, the developers will have to apply for a completion certificate (CC) from the competent authority. The developer will then have to maintain deficient infrastructure for the next five years from the date of CC or bear the cost of civic deficiencies,” said a senior Haryana government official present in the meeting.
Facilities such as the community centre, club and dispensaries will remain under the town planning department.
RS Rathee, president, Gurgaon Citizens’ Council, said, “Our long battle has finally ended. We appreciate that the government has given a go ahead and we hope for better infrastructure in the future.”
“We are happy (with the decision), but we doubt that our infrastructure will improve as our developer has left it in a shambles,” said Sunil Yadav, president, Palam Vihar RWA.
Among those present in Wednesday’s meeting with the CM were principal secretary to CM Rajesh Khullar, principal secretary of urban local bodies Anand Mohan Sharan, principal secretary of TCP department AK Gupta, director-cum-special secretary of TCP department TL Satyaprakash, and officer on special duty (OSD), Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), V Umashankar, who is also the MCG commissioner.