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Tackling pollution to be key priority for new MCG commissioner

Gurugram: Tackling city's growing pollution and cleaning the rainwater drains to ensure that the city does not get flooded during rains will be the topmost priorities for the new Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) Commissioner Vinay Singh. The 2003 IAS officer on his second day in office on Monday held key meetings where he discussed the steps taken by the MCG to tackle the waste problems and also the progress in the cleaning of the rainwater drains.

The foremost challenge for the new commissioner will be to deal with the monsoon rains which in the past has resulted in huge waterlogging. To deal with the problem the widening of the Badshahpur drain is expected to get over by the end of June.

The new MCG commissioner also stated his objectives of increasing the coffers of the richest municipal body by increasing the collection of property taxes. Singh who was earlier the commissioner of Hissar division has now been entrusted with the responsibility of being the of new Municipal Corporation of Gurugram ( MCG) commissioner. Singh is the officer from IAS (2003) Haryana cadre. Besides being the MCG commissioner, Singh is also holding the responsibility of being the secretary of Haryana government's forest department. He has earlier served as the deputy commissioner of Sonepat. Co-incidentally he was transferred to the senior post of commissioner in Hissar only.

The MCG that was formed in 2008 quickly emerged as the richest municipal body of the state. Despite huge budget allocation, the civic body has not been able to tackle major challenges like bad quality of internal roads, poor waste segregation system and water woes that continue to irk the citizens.

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