Unauthorised Colonies Top Priority: New MCG Engineer – Times of India – 12-Nov-2014
November 12, 2014 - Uncategorized
The new MCG chief engineer R K Singla assumed office on Tuesday, three days after B S Singroha was sent back to the public health engineering department.
Singla, who was earlier chief engineer of the public health department in Panchkula, said his first priority will be to provide basic amenities to residents of the 44 unauthorized colonies in the city that were approved by the state government under a special act last year. “Existing projects will be on priority list. The first thing I want to take up is extending facilities in newly-approved colonies, such as clean drinking water, roads, streetlights, and other amenities,” said Singla.
Last year, under the special Haryana management of civic amenities and infrastructure deficient municipal areas (special provisions) Act 2013, the state government had allowed municipal bodies to provide basic amenities to unauthorized colonies. In Gurgaon, 44 such colonies made the cut, while 29 are still under various stages of approval.