No Further Expansion, Will Improve Present Form Of Gurgaon: CM
While more and more people might be shifting their base to the Millennium City, Gurgaon may not see further expansion. The focus of the government would now be on improving the present form of the city, where traffic jams, water shortage and dysfunctional sewer system have become a way of life for many.
After a meeting which was attended by real estate developers active in the City of Malls on April 12 in Chandigarh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said his government divided the city into four zones to carry out the development work to achieve that specific target. The move, the CM claims, has benefited the city ─ various projects are under final stages of completion.
According to an official release, about 61 complaints related to Gurgaon’s real estate were taken up in the meeting, in which the Rs 1,025.60 crore Budget of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority for the year 2018-19 was also passed. Most of the issues, the official release claimed, were resolved on the spot. The CM told the developers such meetings would be organised from time to time to redress the grievances of industrialists.
Longer Metro route: While a special meeting of officials would be held to discuss the matter at a later stage, plans are in the works to extend the Dwarka Sector 21 Metro link to Gurgaon Railway Station and the old town.
The good road: A six-lane road would be constructed from the Umang Bhardwaj Chowk to Dwarka Expressway at a cost of Rs 11 crore. The Lieutenant Atul Kataria Chowk would be renovated at an expense of Rs 81.38 crore.
Faridabad files: The CM has said an authority in the lines of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority could be set up for Faridabad, too, to speed up development work. Primarily an industrial town, Faridabad has emerged as a hub of affordable housing close to Gurgaon.
The clean-up drive: The state government will carry out a campaign from April 18 to May 5 to create awareness among people about sanitation. Urban local bodies will carry out sensitisation drives in cities, including parks, schools, colleges and Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs), on waste management.