Gurgaon civic body to look after upscale colonies’ upkeep

Gurgaon, Feb 5 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) will now look after the maintenance and upkeep works of upscale colonies developed by private players in a total of 2,872.40 acre plotted area, an official said on Friday.

In a major decision, taken for residents of licensed colonies, including Palam Vihar, Sushant Lok (Phase I) and DLF (Phase I to III) in this millennium city, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved their transfer to the MCG jurisdiction.

While stating this on Friday, a spokesman for Town and Country Planning Department said while Palam Vihar and Sushant Lok (Phase I) are being developed by Ansal Properties and Infrastructure, DLF (Phase I-III), is being developed by DLF Universal Limited.

He said as the services like roads, water supply, sewerage and open spaces in these colonies have been satisfactorily operational for over five years, the concerned colonisers have been directed to transfer these colonies to MCG.

The transfer will be on an “as is where is basis”.

A total of 2,872.40 acres plotted area would be transferred to the MCG.

This includes 604.20 acres in Sectors 53, 27, 43, 28 and 17 of Sushant Lok Phase-I , 633.27 acre in Sectors 3,2 and 1 of Palam Vihar, and 1,634.93 acre in Sectors 24, 25, 25A, 26A and 28 in DLF Phase I to III.

The department grants licenses for development of colonies that are residential plots, residential group housing, commercial, industrial and IT under the provisions of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975, he added.

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