GURUGRAM: In some respite for DLF, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) on Monday said the builder, which is facing a deadline of December 31 to complete pending infrastructure works in DLF-1, 2 and 3, will get relaxation for the number of days the construction ban, which has imposed by the Supreme Court, remains in place.
At a review meeting held by MCG officials, DLF representatives submitted that they would not be able to meet the deadline and sought an extension, following which the civic body gave temporary relief.
“We also decided to go for site visits on Friday to check the status of pending works,” said MCG chief engineer Thakur Lal Sharma.
“DLF gave a representation in writing that work stopped due to the construction ban and non-operational hot-mix plants. We have told them to start the work as soon as the ban is lifted and clearly directed them to complete it within the scheduled time,” said Vivek Gill, superintending engineer-2, MCG.
Ahead of the handover, certain major roads in all three DLF colonies need to be completed, said MCG officials. Among other key infrastructure works that must be taken care are recarpeting of roads, better maintenance of community centres and parks and revamping of sewer lines and drainage.
MCG officials also said in the meeting that there is a need for infrastructure upgradation in the DLF colonies, but that can be done by the civic body only after the takeover.
“I have been chasing this issue since 2011. The residents also want the takeover to happen now. I am hopeful that the deadline of December 31 will be met,” said Rama Rani Rathee, councillor of ward number 34.
“Our parks need better maintenance, roads should be cleaned regularly and, most importantly, the problem of waterlogging during the rainy season should be addressed. These problems will be resolved only after the MCG takes over,” said Dhruv Bansal, spokesperson, Qutub Enclave RWA.
Meanwhile, a status report of the pending infrastructure work will be tabled in the next grievance committee meeting.