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CM calls for new water master plan for Old Gurgaon

Chief minister Khattar announced that a three-member panel has been set up to address issues pertaining to water shortage

gurgaon Updated: Oct 08, 2017 23:06 IST
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Chief minister Khattar held his first Janta Darbar in Gurgaon on Sunday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)

To resolve the issues related to water shortage and poor sewerage system in parts of Old Gurgaon, the city administration has been asked to prepare a new masterplan so that adequate arrangements can be made to serve the residents. These directions were issued by Haryana Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who presided over the grievance committee meeting in Gurgaon on Sunday.

Khattar also announced the setting up of a three-member committee to study the problems of water shortage, sewerage congestion and storm water evacuation that often leads to flooding. The CM heard 28 grievances listed by residents and issued directions for their early resolution.

The three-member committee announced by the CM will submit a report on the issues concerned within two days to the MCG and will comprise of Subash Singla, Anil Gandass and Surender Kumar. Khattar also announced that in order to resolve sewerage issues in Old Gurgaon, the MCG will buy two new suction machines to clear the drains by end of December. During that period, he issued instructions that machines should be hired for cleaning the drains.

Regarding a complaint pertaining to the Haryana urban development authority (Huda) regarding removal of unauthorised construction being carried out in Sector 46 market, the chief minister directed Huda officers to do the needful. In response, the officers informed the chief minister that the unauthorised constructions in Sector 46 market and other sectors of Huda would be removed by October 23.

He was also informed that by December 15, unauthorised constructions in the markets of all Huda sectors would be removed. They will be cleared as part of an initiative called Remove Encroachment Campaign.

On the complaint of residents of Woodstock, Nirvana Country and Sector 50, that they were being harassed by the Nirvana Residents’ Welfare Association, which had blocked the road, the chief minister directed the Gurgaon police commissioner to get the road opened by Monday.

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On the issue of increasing the height of the road from Bhuteshwar temple to Khandsa, the chief minister said a meeting in this regard would be held by officers to take stock of the actual condition of the road.

Those present in the meeting included Public Works (Buildings and Roads) minister Rao Narbir Singh, MLAs Umesh Aggarwal, Bimla Chaudhary, Tejpal Tanwar, chairpersons of state boards, Jawahar Yadav, GL Sharma, Gargi Kakkar and senior government officials.

First Published: Oct 08, 2017 23:06 IST