DLF-2 infrastructure revamp to cost developer Rs 58 crore
After Suncity, Palam Vihar, Sushant Lok-1 and DLF-1, the MCG-appointed consultant has submitted the detailed project report for the takeover of DLF-2. The report states the total cost of infrastructure upgrade and maintenance in the area is estimated at Rs 58 crore.
DLF will be expected to either fulfil all these deficiencies within six months, before the corporation takes over, or will have to shell out this amount to MCG for it to carry out the infrastructure development work.
The report has estimated the cost of road repairs at Rs.13.6 crore and water supply infrastructure upgrade at Rs 18.7 crore. And the cost requirement for repair and upgrade of sewage infrastructure is an estimated Rs 8.8 crore. Adding these to the cost for other services such as horticulture, streetlights and solid waste management, the total amount comes to Rs 57.9 crore. MCG officials said the report has been recently submitted and they are still analysing it. “The report outlines the infrastructure availability and requirements in a comprehensive manner,” said an MCG official.
The report further observes that while some major roads are repaired and carpeted recently, re-carpeting of roads is pending in most of the other internal roads in the area. And the the berms are encroached at many places. In terms of water, the report says that there is no treated waste water distribution system and the Q block, along with parts of P block, faces water shortage as well.
In terms of the power supply infrastructure, the report mentions it is only partly satisfactory. Another point mentions that the commercial buildings in the area do not have sufficient parking space.
The DPR also mentions about a survey done among the residents and their opinion on the available and required infrastructure in the area. The findings of the survey say that while 60% residents are satisfied with road conditions, 40% residents feel that road repair work is required. While 42% residents are okay with existing drains, 58% are not. “We are assessing the report. However, we have sent a five-page letter to the consultant, and hope all the points have been covered,” said Umesh Gupta, president, Progressive Residents’ Association, DLF-2.