Gurgaon: The MCG has proposed to develop sectors 55 and 56 as model sectors in the city. The councillor of ward 30 has submitted the proposal to construct footpaths, roads, public toilets, install streetlights, arrange parking facilities in the markets besides other facilities.
MCG councillor Mahesh Dayma said the two sectors can be developed as model sectors since they don’t have illegal colonies there. “These two sectors have three main sector roads — Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), Golf Course Road and Ardee City road. These sectors have only group housing societies and plotted areas and there is no rural area. There are planned townships here, however, there are no footpaths. The green belts are encroached. There is an urgent need to upgrade the infrastructure here and it can be done in a short span to develop them as model sectors,” said Dayma, adding that if successful, the plan can be implemented in other sectors too.
The councillor, however, said that the civic body will require the support of the local administration and other government agencies to take up the project. The residents of sectors 55 and 56 said that the public places should be developed.
“If I have to cover a distance of 200 metres from my house to the nearest metro station, I should ideally walk. But, I cannot do it since there is no footpath and the interlock tiles on the side of the road, leading to the metro station, are dug up. This is just a small example of the kind of infrastructure upgrade we require to be a model sector. There has been an earmarked market place in Sector 55, however, it is not developed properly. Streetlights, drainage system, parks and development of public places should be the emphasis for our sector if it has to be developed into a model ward,” said Devender Makkar, a resident of Sector 55.
Another resident, Uma Shankar Vidyarthi of Sector 56, said, “The green areas of the sector need to be developed and the ponds here need to be rejuvenated. Moreover, infrastructure like footpaths, roads and drains need to be constructed so that waterlogging is prevented during monsoon. The market of the sector is also overcrowded, so, in order to develop these sectors as model sectors, the Chandigarh model can be followed where each sector has its own parks and markets.”
The proposal of transforming these sectors into model sectors will be discussed in the next House meeting, said officials.


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