To facilitate citizens with better development, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has divided Gurugram into six sub-cities.
Officials said a detailed study will done under the infrastructure and environment plans on the sub-city-wise problems and then solutions will be proposed and implemented accordingly.
The sub-cities will be further divided into sectors. Hence if a particular sector has water shortage, special emphasis will be laid on strengthening the water infrastructure in that sector. The details about the sub-cities were shared at the first Resident Advisory Council meeting held in Gurugram on Thursday.
The area that falls on the left side of the Delhi-Gurugram expressway while travelling towards Jaipur has been designated as sub-city 1. This covers most of new Gurugram and sectors along SPR. Sub-city 2 is the area between the national highway and the railway line, which is part of old Gurugram. Similarly, sub-city 3 covers the area between Sohna road and Naurangpur Road, including sectors 68 to 80. IMT Manesar is part of sub-city 4, while sub-city 5 and sub-city 6 cover sectors 81 to 96 and the area north of the railway line and along the NPR, respectively.
As Gurugram has multiple physical barriers, GMDA officials said, dividing it into sub-cities would make it easier for the authority to plan and execute the development work. “These sub-cities will further be divided into clusters. We’ll be analyzing the development needs sub-city-wise. While things like a multi-speciality hospital might be developed only at the city level, other institutions such as schools or community centers can be developed at the cluster level,” said Dinesh Chauhan, GMDA chief town planner.
“These sub-cities will also be an integral part of the infrastructure, environment and mobility plans as mandated by the GMDA Act. For instance, groundwater depletion might be much more severe in some sectors as compared to others and hence special emphasis will be laid in the water recharge plans in these sectors,” he added. GMDA’s plans will focus on problems at the most local level. Another example for which could be the green cover. Some of the areas in the city might fare much worse in terms of the green cover as compared to others and hence the green plan will have specific solutions for these clusters.
GMDA chief V Umashankar had earlier told TOI that the study of the infrastructure and issues at the sector level “is a time-intensive process” and one of the reasons for delay in the infrastructure and environment plans.
The matter of sub-cities was also discussed at the first-ever Resident Advisory Council meeting held in Gurugram on Thursday. RAC is a body mandated under the GMDA, which include members from different sections of the society. Its basic role is to monitor the pace of development projects being undertaken by GMDA.
The meeting also saw discussions on various infrastructure projects, including the remodeling of Huda City Centre, Mahavir Chowk and the underpass at Atul Kataria Chowk.