“We are working with a lot of constraints in the takeover process and will not be able to take over the builder areas till ‘no-objection certificates’ are issued to the builders,” TL Satyaprakash, deputy commissioner and MCG chief.
GURGAON: The future of the MCG takeover of the maintenance of builder areas of the city hangs in uncertainty, with the civic body unwilling to initiate the process till all dues are paid to the developers by the residents.
“We are working with a lot of constraints in the takeover process and will not be able to take over the builder areas till ‘no-objection certificates’ are issued to the builders,” TL Satyaprakash, deputy commissioner and MCG chief, said at an RWA conclave in the city on Tuesday.
“The NOCs will be issued by the department of town and country planning to the builders, but only after the residents and the RWAs clear the money they owe to the developers. Anyway, we are putting in our best efforts and will start with the takeover process of Sushant Lok soon,” he added.
However, Satyaprakash assured the RWAs that the delay in takeover would not affect the work in those areas in terms of road repairs. “MCG will undertake the road repairs irrespective of the takeover. It is my responsibility to provide basic facilities to the citizens and I will ensure that all the roads are repaired by this year-end,” he said.
Talking about the conclave, he said the main idea was to gather data from the RWAs and involve them in the functioning of the government so that they got a hang of the constraints the government agencies face.
“My whole team is working day and night as opposed to public opinion that government officials do not work. Associations’ involvement in the process will make them realise our restrictions and it will also help us in database management,” said Satyaprakash, who was the chief guest at the conclave.
There are in all 250 RWAs in the city and they presented a list of 80 problems to the MCG commissioner. “He has assured us that he will forward our suggestions to the state government on the empowerment of the associations through amendment in the law regulating RWAs,” said Shubhra Puri, founder of Gurgaon First, the event’s organiser.
The associations will now regularly communicate with the MCG through a core committee to ensure better implementation of various government projects and initiatives.
The RWAs have welcomed the initiative. “Every city has its problems and so does Gurgaon. However, instead of cribbing and blaming the administration, if we work together, then 40% of the city’s problems will be sorted out,” said Sanu Kapila of RWA Nirvana Country.