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Gurgaon colony transfer: Consultant report points to inadequate civic facilities in Sushant Lok 1

The report submitted to the MCG pointed to potholed arterial roads, lack of pavements and design flaws in rainwater harvesting system

gurgaon Updated: Jul 19, 2017 23:45 IST
Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times
Sushant Lok Phase 1,MCG colony transfer,Municipal Corporation of Gurugram
A broken road near Sushant Arcade in Sushant Lok-1.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

The deficiency assessment report submitted by a private consultant to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has listed several civic deficiencies in Sushant Lok Phase 1.

Highlighting glaring lapses in civic management, the report points to the sorry state of roads, inadequate water supply, clogged sewer lines and lack of enough green spaces in the colony built by the Ansals.

MCG officials said that they will decide on the future course of action following a meeting with representatives of the Ansal group. The report states that though there had been a provision in the layout plan for parks and green zones to be developed on designated open spaces, commercial establishments have come up on them instead.

The report further states that a plot earmarked for setting up a dispensary in the colony has been sold to a private hospital.

A detailed survey of the area throws up several drawbacks — arterial roads riddled with potholes, no pavements and glaring design flaws in rainwater harvesting systems.

Residents said that the colony roads and drains are not levelled, with the result being that during the monsoon, the rainwater gets mixed with sewage run-off flooding low-lying areas. The water often seeps into the ground floors of houses and apartments.

They said that the colony grapples with 10,500 kl shortfall in water supply and 8 of the 18 tube wells in the area are functional. They further claimed that even the water pumps sorely lack maintenance.

The report states that as per the layout plan, two community centres were to be built in the colony. However, only has come up and that too, is in a dilapidated state, residents said.

“Most facilities that had been provided for in the master plan are missing and residents are being made to suffer. We are hopeful that once the MCG finally takes over the colony, things will change,” Sudhir Sachdeva, a resident of Sushant Lok Phase 1, said.

Documents in possession of Hindustan Times reveal that the MCG will have to incur expenses of around ₹100 crore to fix the deficiencies, should it decide to take the onus on itself.

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The Ansals have the option of fixing the deficiencies itself within six months or consent to the maintenance job being transferred to the MCG after paying a compensation amount.

The Ansals couldn’t be reached for comments in the matter.

Sushant Lok and eight other private colonies in the city are to be taken over by the MCG from private developers in keeping with a directive issued by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Deficiency assessment reports of Sushant Lok Phase 1, Palam Vihar and Suncity have been compiled so far.

First Published: Jul 19, 2017 22:24 IST