Friday, 17 July 2015

Infrastructure plans: What’s in store for Gurgaon?

Gurgaon is known for the commercial set-ups, job opportunities, shopping malls and a lively upmarket lifestyle. The real estate market has seen a lot of development in the past. In the last 3-5 years, the influx of people into the city has been more in comparison to the previous years. Though the infrastructure of the city has undergone tremendous improvement, Gurgaon has miles to go. Challenges pertaining to infrastructure including safety and water logging, transport in different pockets still remain a concern. It makes real estate buyers think twice before making a property investment.

Magicbricks conducted GuruTalk session, the Q&A forum where Vikas Gupta, commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurgaon answered questions on the infrastructural development across the city. The topic of the discussion was “Infrastructure plans: What’s in store for Gurgaon?”

Some of the common queries that were addressed are:

Hooda: What developments can we expect in the coming months in Gurgaon?

Vikas Gupta: Improvement in public transport, water supply and sanitation. Municipal Corporation is also supporting cultural activities in Gurgaon. Every Saturday cultural programs are organised in open air theater in Sector 29. Entry to these programs is absolutely free. Free Wi-Fi at public places will also be available in the next two months.

Divesh: Is Gurgaon Corporation planning to expand its limit? If yes, which areas are expected to get included?

Vikas Gupta: Government has just notified the villages of Bandwadi, Baliyawas, Darbaripur and Noorpur to be included in the limits of Municipal Corporation.

Tarun: Is there any plan on coming up with the Metro in the area?

Vikas Gupta: Government has already taken steps regarding extension of metro in Gurgaon. A consultant is being appointed to do a feasibility study for the extension of metro.

Gajendra Singh: When is the second phase extension work commencing on the Rapid Metro which will connect Sector 44, Sector 56 and Golf Course Extension Road together? Is the plan on track or are any changes in the alignment envisaged.

Vikas Gupta: Work is already on, it will be completed by September 2016.

Kirti: I read about your views on the upcoming concept of street markets in Gurgaon. How long will it take to materialize? Have you identified the areas?

Vikas Gupta: We have identified five areas in Gurgaon and it would materialise in three months. The areas identified include Sector 15 part 2, 10 and 56 others are under process.

Lalit: There had been a pilot project on 24/7 water supply in some localities. What is the outcome?

Vikas Gupta: Feasibility study of providing 24/7 water supply in and around Chakarpur has already been completed. Documents regarding technical bid are being prepared.

Jai Prakash: Infrastructural development would go a long way in ensuring safety in this region, what are the plans as of now and challenges?

Vikas Gupta: We are planning to improve street lighting in Gurgaon and its public transport. We are planning to introduce night markets as well to improve the safety during the night. The government has already approved construction of under-passes at Signature Chowk, IFFCO Chowk and Rajeev Chowk work will start soon.

Jayesh: Dark Spots around areas such as Golf Course Extension, Cyber City, Sohna region, some areas near Signature tower, IFFCO Chowk are a major problem. Please let us know what the plans of the MC are in this regard.

Vikas Gupta: Work has already been started on Sohna Road, IFFCO Chowk and Signature Tower Chowk regarding proper illumination, will be completed in next one month.

JK: Are you planning to work on increasing number of street lights on roads?

Vikas Gupta: we have already improved street lighting on Rajiv Chowk, Old Delhi Road, Pataudi road, Bajghera road and all roads in New Gurgaon.

Dinesh: Do you have records of developers who are defaulters? I did not get the occupancy certificate when I got my flat and want to know whether this is a common practice in Gurgaon despite property values being so high.

Vikas Gupta: There is a mechanism to resolve buyer’s grievances regarding developers. There is a high level committee under chairmanship of deputy commissioner of the district to address the grievances of buyers. You may send your grievances to

Ish Kumar: Some areas in Gurgaon see waterlogging during rains, what is being done to fix this?

Vikas Gupta: Cleaning of drains have been ensured. At some places encroachment on natural drains have been identified, which are being removed.

Khushhal Gupta: What are the steps being taken to improve the social infrastructure & tourism in Gurgaon?

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