After the directive by Haryana Government to hand over two licensed colonies to MCG i.e. Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, the residents of these colonies are now worried as who will take care of ‘non-mandatory’ services. The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon took over Sushant Lok 1 and Palam Vihar and hence is responsible to provide basic amenities like water, drainage, roads and street lights. But, the corporation is not responsible to offer amenity such as security and also removing the encroachments.
These colonies were maintained by developer Ansals but with the Municipal Corporation taking over the charge, the realtor now has no role to play in the maintenance work. As a result, the residents of these colonies have urged to frame new law similar to that of the Haryana Apartment Ownership Act 1983. This act allows the Resident Welfare Association also known as RWAs to collect money in terms of funds from all residents to maintain the residential structure. The residents also claimed that this law is best suitable for housing societies in order to maintain the residential complex but the residents of plotted colonies are still dependent on the builders for the same reason.
Apart from the residents of Sushant Lok 1 and Palam Vihar, many other residents have also joined the same asking to frame a law to initiate the same issue as many other colonies are likely to be taken over by MCG – Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon.
RS Rathee, Ward 34 councillor said that various RWAs are planning to raise this issue with the chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. He also said that the residents are already paying property tax and FAR charges and thus they will ask the CM to give a quick look at this issue.
In the year 2012, DTCP the Department of Town and Country Planning decided to hand over builders rights to maintain the residential structure to the concerned RWAs. This process was directed to be completed with construction completion. However, the builders never handed over their properties to the Resident Welfare Associations or any other authority.
The Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Limited [APIL] has also been directed to complete the transfer of roads, open spaces, parks and public health services to MCG and this transfer process must not take more than 14 days from the date of order as MCG – the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon also has to provide necessary services.