In order to decongest the area of Old Gurugram, the state urban local bodies department has asked Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to prepare a redevelopment plan for the same. In a recently announced policy, it has been decided to revamp all the older parts of Haryana District, wherein a major focus will be given to older parts of Gurugram.
As per the new policy, the move will include widening of roads, lanes by acquiring more land from owners of properties located along those stretches. Giving more information about the development, MCG commissioner Yashpal Yadav said, “The plan would largely cover areas in Old Gurugram and will help them in decongestion. While Huda sectors have been developed with proper planning, most areas in the old city have been developed in a haphazard manner.”
As per the copy of the policy, all roads with a width less than or equal to 6 meters would be declared as ‘no-vehicle streets’. While streets with width above 10m will have footpaths of at least 1.2m width on both sides; streets with 6-10m width will have 1.5m wide footpaths on one side.
For this purpose, MCG will also offer incentives to property owners like allowing additional floor-area ratio and providing property tax exemption, in addition to compensation.
To give a facelift to the old Gurugram just like the new one, last year the state government has also decided to link Old and New Gurugram through a metro link from HUDA City Centre to Gurugram railway station in a view to providing better connectivity.