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GMDA, MCG to deploy officers for waterlogging

Gurugram: To make sure that the residents of Gurugram do not face more hassles in the coming rainfall season the public agencies will now place its officials on the ground to help the commuters.

The decision was taken in the recent meeting by the municipal corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and Gurugram metropolitan development authority (GMDA). It was also mentioned that the control room to keep a tab of the situations was also operational and would help in improving the situations. It was also mentioned that the cleaning of the drains was also being done in those areas where the work had not started.

Despite measures, the presence of multiple agencies continues to affect work.

Lack of coordination between these agencies with overlapping jurisdictions was clearly visible in a meeting of the district road safety committee held a day before the city received its first monsoon showers on Thursday. While GMDA and HSVP had an argument over the upkeep of Sector 17/18 Road, the former and MCG kept on passing the buck over the maintenance of Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road.

If confusion over one road was not enough, another was ready to baffle the district administration, with MCG and GMDA refusing to take the responsibility for Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, a stretch of which has no median, pedestrian crossing and signage. As the agenda was taken up for discussion, the GMDA representative promptly responded that "it's MCG's road and that the civic body had floated a tender and started work on the road but left it in the middle".

"Lack of coordination between different government agencies is a major problem in Gurgaon. There are several stretches where such disputes between multiple agencies crop up. When the maintenance of a road is transferred to one agency, it has to be maintained in the same manner the old agency was doing it until a new tender is floated. There are several roads in Gurugram, which are suffering because of the lack of coordination between these agencies," said an official.

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