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Gurgaon: MCG report on DLF Phase 1 highlights shoddy road repair, clogged drains

The civic body has already uploaded the deficiency assessment reports of Palam Vihar, Suncity, and Sushant Lok Phase-1.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 09, 2017 22:45 IST
Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times
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Badly damaged road due to water logging in DLF Phase-1 area.(HT Photo)

The deficiency assessment report for DLF Phase 1, released for public viewing on the official website of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), has revealed major deficiencies in the existing civic facilities in the locality.

MCG is carrying out a survey for each of the nine private colonies before taking over maintenance responsibilities and hired a private consultant to compile a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the same.

The civic body has already uploaded the deficiency assessment reports of Palam Vihar, Suncity, and Sushant Lok Phase-1.

Reports on DLF phases 2 and 3, South City 1 and 2 and Ardee City are awaited.

The maintenance of these colonies are to be transferred to the MCG following a directive from chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Spread across 590 acres, Phase 1 is the oldest DLF colony in the city. It was developed in 1983.

As per the report, only major roads have been repaired or carpeted in the colony and the same is nothing more than ‘patch work’. The report said that road repairs have only been cosmetic over the last eight years.

The report further details that heavy silt deposits have clogged the drains near the entry gates to the locality and they are currently operating at 50% of their discharge capacity. It says there is no sewage pipe that is directly connected to the master sewage pipeline of the Haryana urban development authority (Huda), as the boundary wall passes through Sahara Mall and in the absence of a sewage line, the outflow is being pumped towards Golf Course Road.

The survey on the basis of which the assessment report was prepared has also pointed to 22 tube wells installed in the area that are operating at much less than their normal capacity.

The colony, according to the assessment report, lacks a sewage treatment plant to enable proper disposal of waste and community centres are being used as clubs. It has also highlighted the lack of measures such as installation of LED streetlights to save power.

DLF officials declined to comment saying they are awaiting a copy of the survey report from the MCG.

DLF and residents’ welfare associations (RWA’s) of DLF Phase 1 have 15 days to list their objections or feedback to the report. The MCG will evaluate the feedback and compile a final report.

The MCG will then give DLF the option of addressing the shortcomings themselves within a period of six months or pay a lump sum to the civic body to do the needful.

“The next course of action will depend on the developer’s (DLF) response to the assessment report. The MCG is fully prepared to meet the cost of maintenance of the locality,” V Umashankar, MCG commissioner, said.

DLF 1 assessment report

Only cosmetic repair of roads conducted over the last 7-8 years.

Drains clogged with silt deposits and operating at 50 % of capacity.

No measures such as installation of LED streetlights to save electricity

Community centres used as clubs.

First Published: Aug 09, 2017 22:45 IST