Suncity Township May Be First Private Colony To Be Taken Over By Gurgaon Municipal Body
If a survey team of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) finds the infrastructure upgrade up-to-the-mark, Sector 54’s Suncity Township could become the first private colony to be taken over by the government body. In a letter written to the MCG, the developer of the township, Essel Group, has said that all deficiencies pertaining to the infrastructure have been fixed.
“A team has been sent to the areas to carry out a survey. If they are satisfied, the MCG will take over the colony with immediate effect,” Commissioner Yashpal Yadav was quoted by the media as saying.
Spread over 141 acre, the township, with 895 plots, is prone to a flood-like situation during the Monsoon.
The MCG has to take over eight private colonies that were developed during the 1980s and where basic infrastructure is often in tatters. In Suncity Township, for instance, rainwater enters the ground floor homes due to a poor drainage system. Power lines in Suncity are also exposed in the open at several places. After repeated complaints by residents over poor maintenance in these colonies, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in 2016 directed the municipal body to take over these colonies the building plans of which were approved during the 1970s. Among the colonies that would be taken over by the MCG by and by including DLF Phase I, 2, 3, Sushant Lok Phase 1, Palam Vihar, Suncity, South City 1 and 2. In June last year, the MCG gave developers two-month time to fix the problems and handover projects. However, no developer has yet been able to complete the work fully so far.
In the initial stage, the MCG asked these developers to either upgrade the facilities of their own or attached their movable or immovable properties with it to do the work, before the taking over process might start. While builders of DLF colonies and Suncity decided to do the work on their own, the remaining developers handed over the work to the municipal body. In case of Suncity, the MCG had estimated that the cost of upgrading the basic infrastructure would be to the tune of RS 4.25 crore.