HUDA to spend Rs 500 cr on infrastructure

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Chandigarh, Oct 8 (UNI) Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has spent Rs 2022 crore out of Rs 2967 crore collected by it upto September as External Development Charges (EDC) from colonisers, developers, HUDA sectors and others.

An amount of Rs 500 crore would be spent during this year for developing the infrastructure, a HUDA spokesman said.

The expenditure also included Rs 197 crore on the project of extension of Delhi Metro to Gurgaon.

HUDA had spent Rs 1384.57 crore since April, 2005 which was more than 2.17 times of the expenditure incurred upto March 2005, he added.

He said HUDA was committed to provide Gurgaon, the gateway to Haryana, with all basic infrastructure and services in a time-bound manner.

''Gurgaon is the state's global city where an entire world comes together, works together and lives together; hence it is high on the priority of HUDA,'' he said.

The plan of water management for Gurgaon, he said, was ahead of urbanisation and the Authority was not far from addressing the problem of a non-existent storm-water disposal system.

A blueprint was in place to deal with the problem, land acquisition was being carried out and work had already begun.

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