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Maintenance of Ggn civic amenities causing rift between RWA, corporators

GURUGRAM: Differences have emerged between the recently elected councillors and the RWA's as certain councillors have advocated the need for curtailing the powers of RWA's and not entrusting them with the responsibility for maintenance of parks and community centres in their areas. This has not gone well with the RWA members.
For better coordination, the Gurugram civic body had asked the resident bodies for the maintenance of parks and community centre.
The officials had also earmarked the budget that was to be given to the RWA's for such projects.
In over 500 parks in the city, 200 of them were already handed over to the residents for purpose of maintenance.
However, in the house meeting that was held on November 27, some of the newly elected councillors highlighted that that there was no requirement of delegating the jobs.
They cited that they were able to carry out the tasks of maintenance from Rs 1 crore grants that will be given to them for development.
While these views have presently come from the councillors from Old Gurugram area, it can also affect the relationship in posh colonies where RWA'S have played a major role in development.
As most of the new residential colonies have not been transferred to the public agencies, maintenance of parks, streetlight and even building of roads have been done through pooling money privately.
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