Gurgaon housing societies seek transfer of maintenance to MCG

GURGAON: More than a month after residents’ groups sat on strike to protest against the delay in transfer of maintenance of builder-developed colonies to MCG, representatives of six housing societies met divisional commissioner D Suresh to demand that the process be expedited.

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar made the announcement in February but MCG has stalled on the transfer. “After more than 30 years of granting licences, internal and external infrastructure in the builders’ colonies remains incomplete,” said RS Rathee of Gurgaon Citizens’ Council. “Most of them are yet to obtain completion certificates. The result is that residents have not only suffered due to incomplete infrastructure and been consistently harassed by unreasonable demands of the builders to pay additional maintenance charges, they are also being asked by MCG to pay taxes without getting the benefit of MCG services.”

An 81-year-old resident of Ardee City, who also met the divisional commissioner last week, said, “Our patience is at an end. We are not only fed up with builders but are also aggrieved with the attitude of the district administration for not considering the grievances of the residents and delaying the process of takeover.”

Residents from over 15 housing societies had come together on August 23 to take part in a hunger strike in front of the mini-secretariat, demanding an immediate takeover by MCG.

In February this year, MCG took charge of 33 Huda sectors. The civic infrastructure is being maintained and upgraded by the corporation in these sectors.

credits ET Realty

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