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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

My commitment to Gurugram: City’s stakeholders share their vision

The chief minister of Haryana along with Gurugram’s MP, mayor, police commissioner,deputy commissioner and other key stakeholders of the city talk about their plans for its development.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 03, 2018 09:59 IST

Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
An aerial view of Gurugram using a drone.
An aerial view of Gurugram using a drone. (HT Photo)
         

The city’s stakeholders share their vision for its development and ways to make it self-sustainable

Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief minister , Haryana

“Gurugram is an icon. More than 200 of the Fortune 500 companies have set up their offices here. It is our duty to give this city a good image. We are working towards making it a city where women feel safe, traffic flow is smooth, power supply is uninterrupted and pollution levels are in control. We want it to be the first choice for the people in the country as well as the world to live and work. The biggest achievement was starting Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority. Now, all problems of Gurugram will be solved in the city itself.”

Rao Inderjit Singh, Union minister of state and member of Parliament, Gurugram

“Gurugram generates around 60% of the total revenue of the state. I expect the state government to consider this contribution and provide equivalent portion of revenue for development in the commercial capital of the state. I envision connecting Old Gurugram via Metro rail and to extend the Metro up to Manesar and Sohna. Gurugram has become a global city and it needs to stand up to its status.”

Madhu Azad, Mayor, Municipal Corporation Gurugram

“I came to Gurugram 30 years ago, after my wedding. I have literally seen the city transform from Gur ‘gaon’ to its present status. I am fortunate to have been chosen as the mayor as it has given me the perfect platform to bring changes to the city I now call ‘home’. My biggest priority is to ensure there are no clogged drains or potholed roads, and the city is safer for women.”

Sandeep Khirwar, Police commissioner, Gurugram

“The city is poised for explosive growth and it has unique dynamism and multicultural values that welcome everyone. The rapid development also poses unique challenges in terms of infrastructure and institution building, which are being addressed methodically. The policing in the city is also improving and it will gradually match the best in the country.”

V Umashankar, Chief Executive Office, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority

“GMDA aims to bring a new system of urban governance using technology at its core — it has made its office completely paperless, with no physical files.

GMDA will use electric vehicles to save fuel and protect the environment. GMDA is also creating a coordinated delivery structure working alongside the police, district and local authorities, with an aim to bring infra under a single umbrella.”

Yashpal Yadav, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram

“I lived here between 1999 and 2003 and I got my first job here. Over the years, I served in many positions in the city. I intend to channelise my experience to help the city grow. My biggest dream is that it reaches new heights in terms of cleanliness. A waste-to-energy plant is being set up at Bandhwari and a C&D plant is expected to start by 2018-end.”

Chander Shekhar Khare, Administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority

“Our priority is to make NPR or Dwarka expressway available and provide end-to-end connectivity. The expressway is the future lifeline of the city. We aim to expedite development by resolving legal cases, allocating plots and creating infrastructure. My aim is to make public transport available for last-mile connectivity. We are launching 200 low-floor buses on various routes.”

Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy commissioner, Gurugram

“Gurugram is a burgeoning city witnessing all-round development. I envision a holistic development of the city in a few years, where people get proper healthcare, education, 24×7 power and drinking water, and more employment opportunities. More steps are needed to cut down pollution.”