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Residents of DLF & MCG are held up, Ansals delay pending work

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The government had earlier this year directed MCG to take over maintenance of all licenced colonies.

 For both residents of DLF colonies and the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), the wait seems to be getting longer. While the residents are waiting for better amenities, the civic agency is hoping the developer would soon finish all pending work so it can take over the maintenance of these colonies.

The government had earlier this year directed MCG to take over maintenance of all licenced colonies. But the civic agency had specified it would take over the maintenance only after the developer of respective projects completed all pending work. The colonies that are supposed to be maintained by the MCG include the three DLF phases, Palam Vihar, Sushant Lok 1, Suncity, and South City 1 and 2.

Ansal Properties — which is developing Palam Vihar and Sushant Lok 1 — and Unitech — the builder for South City 1 and 2 — had expressed inability to complete infrastructural work promised in the agreement. The civic agency was then asked to take over the construction as well. The department of town and country planning is supposed to recover the cost of finishing the infrastructure from the developers and hand it over to MCG in a phased manner.

DLF, however, had promised to complete all pending work and hand over the maintenance to the civic agency. Recently, MCG had inspected the three DLF phases and found that work on basis amenities — such as roads, lights, parks, etc — was progressing at snail’s pace. This was despite several reminders to the builder to finish all work at the earliest.

MCG commissioner Amit Khatri told TOI he would soon review the status of infrastructure work in DLF areas and then decide on the next course of action. Residents expressed concern over the unending wait for basic amenities. “It’s been more than six months since the government ordered the takeover DLF colonies. But even now, more than 75% of the work is still pending. It is the residents who are suffering the most,” said RS Rathi, councillor of DLF 1.

DLF executive director Shekhar Basu said it would take two more months to finish infrastructural work. He pointed out there is a ban on construction activity because of rising pollution levels and it would resume once the situation improves. 

Source: TNN

(Note: The story has been published without modifications to the text. Only the headline & intro have been changed.)

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