Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar approved the budget proposals of Rs 1,443 crore for the financial year 2019-20 in the third meeting of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Gurugram; out of which, about Rs 508 crores will be spent on the ongoing works .
During the meeting, approval was also given to the revised proposals of the current financial year. The works carried out by GMDA in the last one and half year, were reviewed. Chief Executive Officer, GMDA, V Umashankar informed the Chief Minister that Rs 508 crores would be spent on ongoing projects from the total budget proposal of Rs 1,443 crore. These works included improvement works of Lt. Atul Kataria chowk, six lanning of road from Umang Bharadwaj chowk to NPR, Mahavir chowk and improvements around Huda City Center Metro Station. Deliberations were held to provide connectivity from old Gurugram to new Gurugram through metro services. Similarly, detailed discussions were also held on city bus project.
Later, while speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister informed that a provision of Rs 90 crore has been made for the smart city initiatives in Gurugram, which included establishment of Integrated Command and Control Centre, the launch of the City Wide Public Safety CCTV system with the traffic management system and Centralized Integrated Water Management System. He said that under smart city projects, free Wi-Fi facility for 1 hour would be provided for public at bus queue shelters and government offices, which will be connected through optical fibre cable.
Chief Executive Officer, GMDA, Mr V Umashankar said that under smart city initiatives, optical fiber of about 600 kms would be laid in Gurugram, out of which optical fiber of 105 kms and more than 250 kms long ducts have been laid. This work is being done by three agencies and it is estimated to be completed by June 2019. He said that the tenders have been invited for the first phase of City Wide Public Safety CCTV system and adoptive traffic management system. About 16 services including traffic lights, garbage management, police stations, water supply, sewerage etc will be included in this project. Besides, more than 60,000 cameras installed in malls and other private places would also be attached to this system.
As mentioned in budget proposals, Rs. 59 crores will be spent on mobility infrastructure development, this included construction of bus stand for the Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited in Sector-10, foot over bridge, upgradation of chowks and other works. Apart from the development of green belt and parks, the amount of Rs 23 crore under CSR will be spent on developing water bodies in Wazirabad village. Not only this, around Rs. 59 crores has been provided for infrastructure development under which construction of Medical Hospital in Kherki Majra Sector-102, Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 67 and ongoing laying of Synthetic atheletics Track in Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex would be completed.
A sum of about Rs 535 crore has been fixed for development of roads, drinking water supply, sewerage system, storm water drainage, environmental protection and water recycling work. About Rs 43 crore will be spent on construction of roads in new sectors from Sector 58 to 115. About Rs. 86.95 crore has been fixed for operation and maintenance of roads. A provision of sum of Rs 208 crores has been made for drinking water supply, sewerage, drainage and water recycling.
In the year 2019-20, the provision of Rs 44.77 crores will be spent on salaries, wages, man power, IT and communication and GIS Infrastructure. Out of receipt of approximately Rs 534.90 crores, Rs 120 crores will be received from water and sewerage charges.