GURUGRAM: The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has received in-principle approval for the takeover of 38 villages in the district. Divisional commissioner Ashok Sangwan approved the proposal in a meeting he chaired on Monday. The corporation will now forward the proposal to the state government.

“We have received in-principle approval from the divisional commissioner. We are sending the proposal to the state government for the final nod,” MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh told TOI.

If taken over, nearly 7,070 acres of land in these 38 villages will come under the corporation. MCG plans to lay sewer and water pipelines and construct water supply boosting stations after the takeover. Officials said none of these villages have organised sewerage.

The villages that MCG is likely to take over include Manesar (urban and rural), Daultabad, Kasan, Baskula, Wazirpur, Sikanderpur, Hayatpur, Shikohpur, Dhankot, Bajghera, Ullawas, Berampur, Bhondsi, Nayagaon and Kadarpur, among others

According to estimates prepared by the corporation, it is likely to generate revenue of Rs 97.5 crore every year after it takes over these villages. The revenue estimates include property tax of Rs 8 crore, Rs 25 crore as the share of MCG at 1% stamp duty, electricity charges of Rs 21 crore and interest of around Rs 30 crore on fixed deposits of these villages.

“We have compiled data on the population of these villages, the stamp duty that the MCG will receive, and other details. The revenue generated will then be spent on the development of these villages,” said a senior MCG official.

Sources said a majority of these villages are not in favour of the takeover. Only two villages have sent a resolution in favour of the takeover and 36 villages have still not responded. As many as 25 of these villages have fixed deposits to the tune of Rs 518 crore, which will be transferred to MCG if the takeover happens.



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