Not enough stormwater drains, roads design flawed in Suncity, finds report
The report points to lapses in the stormwater drainage system, design flaws in roads, technical issues in laying out of water and power lines also stressed on the need to redevelop parks and green areas in the colony built by Essel Group.gurgaon Updated: Jul 20, 2017 23:54 IST
An analysis of the deficiency assessment report of Suncity in Sector 54 compiled by a private consultant at the behest of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has highlighted several discrepancies in the existing civic amenities of the society.
The report points to lapses in the stormwater drainage system, design flaws in roads, technical issues in laying out of water and power lines also stressed on the need to redevelop parks and green areas in the colony built by Essel Group.
Suncity is spread over an area of 141 acres and has over 895 plots. It is situated near the Aravalli hills and the report states that this makes it susceptible to waterlogging as run-off rainwater from the hills accumulates in the society.
In accordance with the directive of chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Suncity and eight other private colonies in the city are to be taken over by the MCG from private developers. The MCG had ordered an assessment report of the colonies before taking them over.
The report points out that at certain areas, the storm water drains are missing and the ones that exist are in desperate need of cleaning. They also require iron meshes to block sediments from flowing into the drains and clogging it.
The report further states that the depth of the water supply line is not as per the norms and the power line in certain areas have been installed above ground and they need to be placed below the ground immediately.
The findings of the report also say that arterial roads are of substandard quality and require complete overlaying, apart from construction of footpaths for pedestrians.
As per the approved drawing plans, 27 parks are to be set up in the locality. The survey by the private consultant has found that 16 parks are yet to be developed.
“Each year, during the monsoon, the ground floor houses get flooded as rainwater from the Aravallis accumulates in the society due to the lack of a proper drainage system. Despite requests, there has been no change, we are hopeful that the MCG can fix this perennial crisis once it takes over the colony,” Divya Surekha, a resident of Suncity said.
The MCG officials said their timeline for taking over maintenance of the colony depends on the outcome of their meeting with Essel Group officials.
“The next course of action will be decided following our meeting with Essel Group officials. Essel will be given an option to either transfer the maintenance responsibility to the MCG and pay a compensatory amount in return for the deficiencies or take the onus of fixing the deficiencies within six months.” MCG Commissioner V Umashankar said.
Essel Group officials were unavailable for comment.
Aside from Suncity, deficiency assessment reports of Palam Vihar and Sushant Lok Phase-1 have also been compiled.