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Haryana CM chairs meeting of Ggn metropolitan development authority

Haryana CM chairs meeting of Ggn metropolitan development authority
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Gurugram: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday presided over the third official meeting of the Gurugram metropolitan development authority (GMDA). The meeting was significant as the first financial plan of the public agency was presented. A financial outlay of Rs 950 crore has been planned by the officials of GMDA.

A bulk of the revenue will be spent to improve the infrastructure of the city that most areas of Old Gurugram. Some of the major projects for which the public money has been assigned are the construction of the medical college for which 39-acre area of Kherki Majra village. With the view to decongest areas of Old Gurugram. Among the major projects discussed was the construction of the underpass at Mahaveer Chowk.

There has also been a sizable amount of budget that has been earmarked to for enhancing the water supply infrastructure, satellite imaging and transportation in the city. There were also discussions on how the city bus service can be enhanced further. A financial plan was also reviewed in terms of improving the sewage systems, construction of roads in new sectors and laying of water pipes in new sectors in the city. With the Prime Minister expected to inaugurate the works Dwarka expressway on March 8, the Chief Minister also briefed of the present situation.

The GMDA comes days after the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram budget. One of the basic criticisms for MCG budget was huge amounts earmarked for those development works that will also be managed by GMDA.

It is important to note that GMDA was set up to streamline the services in the city that is run by multiple agencies. Besides having a major function of initiating urban infrastructure development, GMDA will also have the powers in real estate matters in the city. The GMDA can also acquire, lease, hold, manage and dispose of land. GMDA will also have the rights to acquire land for the implementation of plans for infrastructure development plans.

For acquiring the land, the GMDA will be responsible for the compensation procedures and getting the land notified from the State Government.GMDA has also been mandated for the collection of External Development Charges (EDC) and will also have the powers to levy the duty on transfer of immovable property situated within the notified areas of the city.

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