Municipal Body To Take Over Two Private Builder Colonies In Gurgaon
The city’s two posh private colonies Sushant Lok-1 and Palam Vihar will be taken over by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG). These two colonies have been developed by Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd (APIL). The builder, who is charged with negligence over infrastructural issues, owes the MCG Rs 63.50 crore in dues towards the two colonies.
Now, the MCG will sell plots in these localities to recover the dues.
As of now, APIL has been directed to transfer ownership of roads, open spaces, public parks, public health services to the MCG, but this transfer should not be seen as the grant of completion certificate. The takeover could be immediate or within 15 days.
APIL says it has become difficult to maintain the colony as residents weren't paying the maintenance fees.
Private colonies of DLF Phase 1, 2 and 3, South City I and 2, and Sun City were taken over by the MCG last year.
Early this year, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had consented to the takeover of seven licenced colonies of Gurgaon by the MCG. After some tweaks agreed upon by the authorities, the developers of these colonies will now have to pay for the services they had signed for in the agreement when licences were issued. This would take away the burden of maintenance off their shoulders.