Rs 30 cr for solid waste management in Gurgaon

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Chandigarh, May 6 (UNI) A sum of Rs 30 crore has been earmarked for solid waste management by the municipal council, Gurgaon and 30 acres of land has already been acquired for this project.

This was stated by Gurgaon Division Commissioner Rajiv Sharma after presiding over a meeting convened to discuss budget proposals of thy municipal council, Gurgaon.

He said the cost of solid waste management project would be equally shared by the Haryana Urban Development Authority and the municipal council, Gurgaon.

As much as 100 metric tonnes of solid waste was collected daily from municipal council area in Gurgaon .

Mr Sharma said a complex for milk dairies was also being set up at Kherki Mazra village as part of a campaign to shift dairies out of city.

While discussing methods to increase the income of the municipal council, he asked the officers of municipal council to prepare a list of vacant plots of land available in the city.

He also directed the officers to conduct a survey of the buildings/houses let out by their owners, as the house tax waiver policy of the state government covered only those houses in which their owners themselves lived.

Mr Sharma also directed the officers to improve the condition of municipal parks. It was stated in the meeting that there were as many as 50 municipal parks in the city and a proposal of Rs 1.25 crore was made for their maintenance.

Stressing the need for constructing more public toilets in the city, Mr Sharma said that all the public toilets in the city should be well-maintained.

He also asked the officers to make the crossings and roundabouts of the city more attractive. Congested crossings should be identified and traffic lights be installed there to ensure smooth flow of traffic, he added.

In the meeting, budget proposals of municipal council were approved only for a period of six months so that development works could be continued till the process of constituting municipal corporation, Gurgaon was finalised.

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