Mall owners meet Huda boss to push for MG Road facelift
Mall owners on MG Road met Huda administrator Praveen Kumar and requested the civic body to execute the long pending a plan of beautifying the Mall Mile.india Updated: Aug 21, 2012 00:29 IST
Mall owners on MG Road met Huda administrator Praveen Kumar and requested the civic body to execute the long pending a plan of beautifying the Mall Mile.
"The plan to improve conditions on the Mall Mile has been sitting with the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) for a year. We are still waiting for its execution," said Brigadier (retd) PS Puri of the MGF Metropolitan Mall.
The Malls Owners' Association said that they have been facing a steady slump in footfalls due to the pathetic condition of the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road.
Though the association members did not elaborate on details, the plan broadly aims at improving the condition of service lanes on both sides, including the green belts.
The Huda has to plant good quality grass, ornamental trees and install benches for shoppers on the green belt. The civic body has also been asked to provide bright-coloured fencing to protect the greenery.
"In the service lanes, waterlogging is a perennial problem. Illegal and haphazard parking is a nuisance too," said JK Gupta, head of Sahara Mall, Grace Project, adding that the authorities have not shown any interest till date to address their woes despite the drastic fall in footfalls over the past few years.
Meanwhile, sources say, the association has also consulted some architects for inputs on the plan that had been submitted and discussed a year ago. "We want the Mall Mile to be developed on the lines of Singapore. We discussed the issue with the Huda administrator and he agreed, in principle, to act on our plan," said a member of the association. "We will make the plan public later this week as we need to give it a final thought.”