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gurgaon civic body to shell out seven times more after take over of private colonies

gurgaon civic body to shell out seven times more after take over of private colonies

gurgaon civic body to shell out seven times more after take over of private colonies

GURUGRAM: The takeover of seven privately developed colonies in the city is likely to happen soon. The revised detailed project reports (DPR) for each has been accepted by the state urban local bodies (ULB) department.

MCG had sent the revised DPRs to Chandigarh for approval on June 28. In these, the takeover cost had come down by 80%, but there was speculation MCG would have to shell out the difference in cost from its budget.

The direction of the ULB department to MCG came after the developers of the colonies had opposed the earlier DPR, citing huge transfer cost. In the new DPRs, the civic body will charge the developers only for deficiencies in the colonies, while it would bear the maintenance cost. In most colonies, roads are in bad shape, while power infrastructure and drainage system needs to be upgraded due to increase in population.

While MCG had kept Rs 50 crore in the budget for transfer of colonies, after this cost cut, it is expected to touch around Rs 344 crore. According to sources, MCG officials will meet the developers on Thursday to discuss the transfer of funds, followed by takeover of colonies.