'When will MCG take over private colonies?'
Gurugram: Angry over lack of maintenance by the private builders, a key question that is being asked from the candidates is when the colonies will be taken over by the civic body. The decision of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) taking over the colonies was announced by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in March.
The process, however, is expected to get delayed over differences in maintenance cost that needs to be spent by the developers before the civic body takes over.
Meanwhile, residents of the private colonies in Gurugram are facing a major dilemma as they have to pay the maintenance fee to both Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the private developers.
In addition to the maintenance fees, the residents in these private colonies also have to pay the house tax to the MCG.
Despite shelling a lot of amount, citizens in these areas continue to face the problems of roads full of potholes, lack of cleanliness, poor maintenance of parks and defunct streetlights.
In Sushant Lok where the situation seems to be deteriorating over the years, residents have threatened that they will boycott the polls or select the option of none of the above (NOTA).
"It has now become important to unite against the agencies that have taken the citizens for a ride. For long citizens are trying to make both private and public agencies to improve the civic conditions in their colony yet there is no accountability. What makes you lose your cool is even though the civic condition is pathetic none of the candidates want to address the real issue," said Meenakshi Rao, resident of Sushant Lok.
Failed by public and private agencies in the past most of the residents has been spending money from their own pocket to improve the situation of roads and street lighting in their areas.