In a bid to raise the income of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Friday that from now the money earned from External Development Charges (EDC) will be deposited in the GMDA. Similarly, the EDC payments from Faridabad district will be made to the FMDA.Both the development agencies will now have full control on the deposits received from the EDC.Khattar was in Gurugram on Friday to chair GMDA's annual meeting.In another major step, it was decided that half of the stamp duty will now go to the GMDA.Out of 2 per cent stamp duty, which is the registry amount of land or plot, 1 per cent will go to the GMDA, which is expected to earn Rs 250 crore in a year.In the meeting, the Budget proposal of GMDA for the year 2021-22 was also passed. As per the proposal, authorisation will be received from various items to the tune of approximately Rs 1,213.79 crore.In the current financial year, the authority has estimated an expenditure of about Rs 1,848.24 crore on various development works and services.In this regard, a Budget of losses of about Rs 634.45 crore has been presented.Besides, there was also a discussion on connecting the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Gurugam Rapid Metro and Dwarka Expresway Metro lines. It was informed that a proposal has been sent to the Centre to connect Gurugram Metro to Rapid Metro near Cyber city."
In the meeting, the progress of the current development works were also discussed. The Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) will be developed as Model Road. Also a construction of a flyover was also approved on Bakhtawar chowk which will cost about Rs 68 crore," said GMDA CEO Sudhir Rajpal.He added that the proposal to transfer about two-and-a-half acre of free transfer was approved in Sector 92 for the construction of Fire Station to Manesar Municipal Corporation (MCM).The official also informed that, the new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project was also discussed in which the GMDA will develop the live monitoring system with the help of the drone camera under this project. Not only this, where the activities of developing illegal colonies can be monitored, the level of environmental pollution will also be monitored.CCTV based public safety and traffic management system in Gurugram city was also discussed in the meeting."About 1000 CCTV cameras have been installed in Gurugram city. These are now being linked to the e-challan system. So far, 28 cameras have been connected with the police so that the automatic challan reaches to the traffic violator if they break traffic rules. This will also help in reducing the crime rate."Also, intelligent traffic light control system is also being installed in Gurugram city. Under this, traffic light will be operated in such a way that traffic gets diverted from that place and traffic jam does not arise due to the accident. Not only this, traffic lights will continue to work smoothly even when electricity goes out," Rajpal added.