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Transfer of private colonies to Gurugram civic body to be completed by October

The MCG has appointed executive engineer Dharambir Mallik, Ramesh Sharma and Vivek Gill as the nodal officers and given charges of the colonies zone-wise.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 11, 2018 07:09 IST
Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
Private colonies,Gurugram,Municipal Corporation of Gurugram
It was in February 2016 that Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had directed the MCG to take over maintenance of DLF Phases 1-2-3, Sushant Lok Phase 1 and Palam Vihar.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Pic for representational purposes only)

The process of handing over the maintenance of private colonies to the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will be carried out from August 31 on ‘as is where is’ basis, officials said. The process is to be completed by October, officials said.

The MCG is to take over DLF Phases 1-2-3, Sushant Lok Phase 1, Palam Vihar, South City 1-2 and Suncity.

The MCG has appointed executive engineer Dharambir Mallik, Ramesh Sharma and Vivek Gill as the nodal officers and given charges of the colonies zone-wise.

“Implementation work for the transfer has been started and a deadline of two months (October) has been fixed for the completion,” said MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav.

The developers had been given the option, by the state government in May 2017, to either fix the deficiencies in civic infrastructure found by MCG’s survey in their respective colonies or pay the sum for the same, prior to the takeover.

Yadav said that several decisions were taken in the meeting held in Chandigarh between civic officials and real estate developers on August 8 and developers were reminded to either fix problems or pay them.

Yadav said that the developers will update the civic amenities in Suncity, DLF Phases 1-2-3, under the supervision of the MCG.

“For the transfer of South City 1-2, the developer (Unitech) will transfer land to MCG from other projects at collector rates for overcoming the deficit. At Palam Vihar and Sushant Lok Phase-1, the developer (Ansal) will deposit funds partially and also obtain the remaining funds from transferring its land to the MCG from its other projects,” said Yadav.

As per MCG’s assessment for taking over DLF Phase-1, Rs14.12 crore was required to fix civic amenities, Rs9.43 crore for DLF Phase 2, Rs11.89 crore for DLF Phase 3, Rs41.28 crore for Sushant Lok Phase 1, Rs19.32 crore for Palam Vihar, Rs 4.25 crore for Suncity, Rs17.95 crore for South City 1, Rs11.76 for South City 2 and Rs21.56 crore for South City 2.

“We got part competition long ago and have now applied for full completion (certificate) which is due and they (the MCG) assured that it is in process to be issuing very soon,” a spokesperson for DLF said.

Developers Unitech and Ansal did not respond to queries for a comment.

Mallik has been given charges of DLF Phase 1-2-3, Sushant Lok Phase 1, Suncity and South City 1 falling under MCG’s Zone 3. Ramesh has been given the charge of South City 2, which falls under Zone 4, while Vivek Gill has been allotted Palam Vihar, located in Zone 2.

It was in February 2016 that Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had directed the MCG to take over maintenance of DLF Phases 1-2-3, Sushant Lok Phase 1 and Palam Vihar. Subsequently, in January-April 2017, Suncity, South City 1 and 2, and Ardee City were also added to the list. However, Ardee City was later removed as the developer had failed to procure the part completion certificate.

The eight colonies were developed in the 1980s and as per an MCG survey carried out last year, their amenities took a major hit due to the city’s unprecedented expansion in the 2000s.

First Published: Aug 11, 2018 07:08 IST